Toddler with brain tumor throws first pitch at Tides game


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Like many 2-year-old boys, David Johnson loves baseball. But unlike most children his age, he is also battling cancer.

The Virginia Beach toddler was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer, which doctors found in his kidney.

Treated at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, David has gone through 20 hours of radiation, and seven rounds of chemotherapy.

Sunday afternoon, though, was just a day at the ball park. David got the chance to throw out the first pitch at the game.

He was there with his father Rodney, his mother Christina and his older brother and two sisters. David was a little shy when he got up to the mound, so they were there to help him throw out the first pitch.

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