CHICAGO (CBS)–Jon Lester personally invited Tyler Trent, the 20-year-old Purdue super fan battling bone cancer, to Opening Day at Wrigley Field.
Trent’s story has gone viral and he has received national support. The Indiana resident has been recognized for his love of sports and has become an inspiration for the Purdue football team.READ MORE: City Pausing Vaccination Program For Homebound Seniors, And Other Clinics That Rely On Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Amid Federal Review Of Blood Clots
Lester took to Twitter to share his support for Trent, calling him a “rock star.” In 2006, the Cub’s pitcher was diagnosed with Lymphoma and has raised money for cancer research.
Lester’s tweet stated, “I know you’re a big football fan but if you’re up for it, I’d love to host you and your family for a Cub’s game at Wrigley. Consider it an open invite, I look forward to shaking hand buddy!”READ MORE: COVID In Illinois: 3,193 New Cases, 17 Additional Deaths
Tyler responded saying that as a born and raised Cubs fan, this would be a “dream come true.”
“Consider Opening Day booked!” Lester responded. “See you then bro! You got this!”MORE NEWS: CPS, CTU Still In Talks Over Teachers' COVID Safety Concerns
Lester’s tweet received over 5,000 likes and almost 600 comments.