It’s Cubs’ Rizzo To The Rescue For Young Cancer Patient

(CBS) A 12-year-old Cubs fan who has been battling brain cancer is in ICU at a St. Louis hospital, and last Friday her autographed photo of first baseman Anthony Rizzo may have been stolen.

It was up on the wall of Abby Schrage’s room, that photo of Rizzo, himself a childhood cancer survivor.

“She loved to show it off,” said Abby’s mother, Jill. “Especially to all her nurses who were Cardinals fans.”

Then the photo just disappeared.

“We scoured the room completely,” Jill said. “Checked all the drawers.”

patient Its Cubs Rizzo To The Rescue For Young Cancer Patient

Abby Schrage holds a signed photo of Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, the one that was recently stolen. (courtesy: Schrage family/KMOV)

She posted something on Facebook, in frustration and disappointment that somebody would steal it.

After a lot of Facebook sharing, the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation — and Rizzo himself — found out, she said.

“I know they said he was very upset by the news and wanted to make it right for her,” Jill said.

The family was told to expect a package with another autographed photo and a jersey for Abby.

“As long as we can get her inspiration back to see that there is life after cancer, then I’m definitely a happy mama,” Jill said.

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