Anthony Rizzo Donates $3.5 Million To Children’s Hospital That Saved His Life

Hannah Simmons | Reporter

Anthony Rizzo, first baseman for the Chicago Cubs just did something amazing for Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Rizzo donated $3.5 million to the hospital that saved his life when he was 18 years old.

Rizzo was diagnosed with Hodgkins-Lymphoma as a teenager and underwent chemotherapy for six months. After the six months of chemotherapy, he was cancer free and went on to become one of the top players on the Chicago Cubs and even won a World Series title with him in 2016.

The donation came from the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation after the new waiting room named after the first baseman was just revealed, according to SBNation.

Rizzo said holding back tears,”This means a lot to me. I remember sitting with my mom saying we were going to do this 10 years ago. And you know, this is just a little step in our mission.”

Here is the video posted by the Chicago Sun-Times on Youtube.

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