Lafayette boy battling cancer gets special message

A 10-year-old Lafayette boy battling cancer got a special message from a Chicago Cub.

Posted: Feb. 10, 2018 10:10 PM
Updated: Mar. 26, 2018 2:38 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Here's an update to a story News 18 first brought you Wednesday. A 10-year-old Lafayette boy battling cancer got a special message from a Chicago Cub.

Last week, Landyn Griffith was diagnosed with brain cancer. The 10-year-old is an avid baseball player and fan, especially when it comes to the Cubs.

His uncle, Trevor Martin, wanted to fulfill one of Griffith's dreams. Martin's goal was to get someone from the Cubs' roster to say hello through a phone call or even Facetime.

On Thursday, that happened, thanks to the Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo.

"Landyn, what's up buddy?" asked Rizzo in a recorded message. "It's Anthony Rizzo here. I just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you. I hope you're doing well. I hope you're staying strong and fighting. You gotta keep a positive mind and keep a positive outlook."

Rizzo went on to tell Griffith that he hopes to meet him soon.

San Diego Padres pitcher and former Chicago Cub Clayton Richard also sent a recorded message to Griffith.

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