Kaiden Schroeder loves baseball. He’s number six, and Friday night, so was everyone else in McPherson.
You wouldn’t know it by watching him, but this eleven year old has been through a lot in his short life.
“He was diagnosed with Leukemia back in 2009, coming up on seven years ago now, and he’s pretty much been on treatment since,” Kaiden’s mom, Jenny, said.
But you won’t catch him getting down, or being sad.
“He puts on a big fight. He does not like people coming up to him and say how are you doing, he just wants to be a normal kid and that’s what we let him do,” Kaiden’s dad, Chris, said.
The Schroeder family is overwhelmed by the support of their hometown of McPherson. Hundreds of people gathered to help pinch hit for Kaiden at the event.
“He’s very strong. Very strong willed. He never shows any weakness at all. From day one he’s always been a fighter. Has told us he’s gonna beat this,” Kaiden’s grandpa, Steve Lolling, said.