Boy recovering from mind tumor meets his Cardinals hero


Seven-year-old Henry requested Paul Goldschmidt to hit some homers for him. Goldy delivered.

ST. LOUIS — Not all heroes at Busch Stadium put on a Cardinals uniform.

Seven-year-old Henry Nix and his household arrived early for an opportunity to satisfy his favourite house run hitter.

“We’re simply actually grateful for this chance and we will not wait to satisfy him,” stated Rebecca Nix, Henry’s mother.

If the followers knew what he’d been via, it will be Henry getting a curtain name.

In accordance with his dad and mom, Henry could be each charming and cussed.  We noticed the charming Henry as he confirmed us round his room.

He was just lately recognized with autism however final March issues received scary.

“He began having seizures at night time,” recalled Rebecca.

After a battery of checks, Henry was rushed to St. Louis Kids’s Hospital the place the physician delivered devastating information. 

“He stated they discovered a mass in his mind and they should function,” remembers Will Nix, Henry’s dad. “We had been questioning if we had been going to get our little boy again.”

The 14-hour surgical procedure to take away a mind tumor was a hit after which Henry found the therapeutic energy of kindness.  Robo-Paul stopped by for a go to.

Due to COVID-19, Cardinals slugger Paul Goldschmidt teamed up with Kids’s Hospital to go to sufferers by way of an iPad on high of a robotic.  And he and Henry hit it off.

“It was a pleasant go to and it positively cheered him up,” says Will.

Henry even requested his new good friend, Paul, if he would hit a house run for him.  No guarantees in fact however then he hit one which night time in opposition to the Dodgers.

About three weeks later, Robo-Paul was again to examine in on Henry and Henry requested for an additional homerun.  Once more, no guarantees however he hit one other house run!

Henry’s street to restoration has led him out of the hospital to Busch Stadium the place the Cardinals invited him to satisfy not Robo-Paul however, the precise Paul Goldschmidt in individual.

“It is simply nice to get to satisfy him in individual and completely happy that his well being has been enhancing,” stated Goldschmidt.  “To have the ability to put a smile on his face and his household’s face is one thing I do not take calmly and simply completely happy for the chance.”

Henry even received the dignity of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.

“It’s going to be a memorable expertise for his complete life,” says his mother.

Henry will nonetheless have to make common visits to Kids’s for check-ups however for now, he is on condition that tumor the punch out and is hoping to see some house runs in individual.

“I instructed him if he needs me to hit a house run, he will have deliver me some good luck. So credit score goes to him greater than me and hopefully there shall be extra to return,” stated a smiling Goldschmidt.

A baseball hero lifting a younger boy and the opposite means round.