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To walk Obama now in the Cleveland his first Major League start back from the road of recovery.
To know that his parents had flown in for that.
It was very very special day for the Lester -- and not only John but certainly everyone and Red Sox organization.
-- see us finish out -- World Series title with him as a starting pitcher.
You know those are things that you can't script and it and it's somewhat of a storybook ending to 2007.
But I think what it did it could set the stage for John's career to really take take off in the years following.
There's a lot of attention drawn to you know the prostate cancers of the breast cancer awareness and and all that for adults.
There's not a lot for kids so we really wanted to get -- out there that.
That had kind of a little punch at the end than he did we can get a point across them and try to really.
Raise the awareness of the -- did you.
John partnered up with the pediatric cancer research foundation about three years ago and last year in 2012 we launched whenever but -- -- -- cross country.
Green monster is -- beast.
-- -- -- cancer -- -- how to fight the kid's baseball represents a child diagnosed with cancer.
-- travel across country to the parks were John is playing and what he's.
Not pitching that night week brings in kids down the field on batting practice and we get them tickets and they have a whole night at the stadium and give them and never quit balls that we just keep reading -- kids never quit.
Teams have been great as far as -- in Austin and hosting these kids get him out of the game and get tickets and and so it's been it's been a good thing forested to build and it's fun.
I was at -- -- It's hard but it the only news.
It helps you later you know.
This is over.
Nothing else yeah.
-- Like yeah -- It's beyond encouraging its.
Giving him the strength and giving in.
That momentum -- that he needs to actually beat cancer it's a fight and it's a fight of our life and that he knows that it's a big fight.
And when he -- there adults.
Who have actually gone through this.
Gone through it and beat it and they're looking healthy and strong and they got -- -- the -- kinds of fun things it is beyond motivational beyond motivational.
-- -- get any better than this -- kid like that some of the stuff that you say it.
I guess that it made and they and they definitely made my mind to -- you know.
You know he gaming in your bracelet for him and you know wrote his name on my glove and you know he's -- -- One of those kids that you meet and kind of kind of sticks with you and you know this news it was definitely -- pleasure to -- -- everybody's different you know there's some guys that.
Want to be role models of the guys it's that just won't be a baseball player you know and or basketball player whatever they don't want that responsibility.
You know I I think in the position that we're in.
I -- you don't really have that choice everything kind of get better with age you know you figure things out.
Certainly understand yourself.
Settling down being -- being a husband person and being a father Paxton and kind of figured out -- priorities or her life and and I understand what people expected you want to view it.
Excepting that and then you know doing what you can from there.
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