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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Saturday was opening day for Albany Dixie Youth Baseball season, and a very special young man, who's been through a lot had the honors of throwing out the first pitch.

4-year-old Ward Wright took the mound and threw the ball to open the 2010 season.

He was diagnosed last year with neuroblastoma, a type of cancer. Prior to surgery Ward had tumors in his abdomen, chest, and spinal chord.

He has been through seven cycles of chemotherapy, 12 rounds of radiation, and two bone marrow transplants. Despite going through all of that Ward was on the field today kicking off the sport he loves.

"I think it's very important for him to be here this morning he's been in the hospital in Atlanta all week and just got back, he's excited about it we got him a uniform to wear and he's going to actually play a little bit this afternoon with one of the teams," said Tommy Presley, Albany Dixie League President.

His treatment should end in the fall.

A little more about the Albany Dixie they have about 350 kids who play, and just this season started girls softball.

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