South Bend, Ind. The South Bend Silver Hawks and Memorial Children's Hospital have teamed up for an event called Home Run for Life.
They're celebrating Zachary Talley, an Elkhart teen who has been battling a rare neurodegenerative muscular disease since he was born.
The fifteen year old has always loved baseball. Four times over the last eight months, his mom says he's almost died; but the actions by Memorial Hospital and Zachary's resolve have kept him going.
He hasn't been on the baseball field since last summer, but that will change Friday night.
The Home Run for Life celebration will take place in the middle of the third inning at Four Winds Field. The Silver Hawks and Lansing Lugnuts will line the field as Zachary rounds the bases. He will even get his own personalized jersey.
Home Run for Life celebrates and honors children who have battled serious medical conditions. You are encouraged to come out and cheer him on.