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Royals Eric Hosmer gives signed baseball to young fan battling cancer

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Many wished Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer a happy birthday Friday, but the athlete was especially touched by a birthday wish from a young fan battling cancer.

Noah Wilson, now 7, is fighting bone cancer, but it hasn't stopped him from helping others.

After a neighbor's campaign to raise money to get Noah and his family tickets to the World Series got national attention, StubHub and New York Yankees former manager Joe Torre got involved and donated tickets.

The entire Wilson family took in Game 2 Wednesday.

Later that week, Noah was back in the hospital for a planned stay, but he took some time there to show his support for his favorite player.

“Happy Birthday Eric Hosmer #35! Go Royals! My Birthday is Tuesday!” his sign said.

On Saturday, Hosmer gave little Noah a shout out on Twitter:

“Thanks for my birthday sign #noahwilson. You are the man and can't wait to meet you one day from your biggest fan HOZ”

During Game 3, Hosmer also had a sixth-inning RBI single in an 11-pitch at-bat for his first World Series hit - on his 25th birthday.

On Tuesday, Game 6, Noah celebrated his 7th birthday at Kauffman Stadium and the icing on the entire day was a signed baseball from Hosmer.

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