A young cancer survivor chose a very unique way to show his love of the Cubs
In March of 2012, now-7-year-old Cubs fan Beckham Zobrist (Ben's second cousin) was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a cancer found in the light-detecting lining of the eye. Eventually, his right eye had to be removed to prevent the cancer from spreading.
Here's what Beckham's parents told Chicago-area station, WGN:
"He plays sports, he's in school, it's like nothing happened to him. So we're really proud of him," said Nick Zobrist.
"It was amazing how [in] first grade, a lot of growing up happened in Beckham, and how he understood there was a loss there in his body," Erin [Zobrist, his mother] said.
But after dealing with some teasing at school, Beckham asked for a new eye for Christmas. And Santa came through -- he got a custom-designed prosthetic eye, featuring the Cubs logo:
He also got to visit Wrigley field, where he met some of his favorite players and got a tour of the clubhouse. Check out WGN's video here: