Wish kid Elliott grew up an avid Cincinnati Reds fan because of his love of Ohio that he learned from his parents. After being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, he had to stop playing in his baseball league, but still went to every game to cheer on his team.
It was that spirit and positive attitude that helped Elliott face treatment, and to successfully beat his critical illness. To cap off his recovery, he had the opportunity to visit the Cincinnati Reds for his wish to be their manager for the day.
When Elliott arrived at the stadium for his wish, he was brought to his very own locker that was loaded up with team gear. During the day, Elliott shadowed the Reds’ Coach Jim Riggleman, threw out the first pitch, and hung out with the guys in the dugout. Throughout the entire experience, he sported his new, custom jersey with his favorite number. The game he attended was also the Reds’ Knock Cancer Out of The Park event.
When players and fans in attendance were asked to write down names of loved ones who have battled cancer - Elliott wrote “ME.”