Rowan Linder, a five-year-old boy from Bucks County who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia last year, was treated to a Phillies surprise makeover of his bedroom, writes Nina Baratti for KYW Newsradio.
Rowan and his 9-year-old sister Aubrey were all smiles when they realized last week that there was a surprise waiting for them at home after school.
The kids were greeted by none other than the Phillie Phanatic as they stepped off the school bus. The boy walked toward his home with the mascot, stunned and a little overwhelmed.
“He is super cute, he is fun, he is silly,” said Rowan’s mother, Kristin. “And he is currently in remission for AML.”
Rowan had to spend eight months in the hospital after he was diagnosed with AML. Now, he has been home for over a year.
While he was at school, the J Foundation, a nonprofit that helps kids who are sick and their families, joined forces with the Phillies to transform his bedroom into a Phillies fans’ paradise.
“This is a perfect day,” said his mother.
Read more about the makeover at KYW Newsradio.