Liam Canard receives his wish: a backyard batting cage

Fourteen-year-old star baseball player Liam Canard, of Raleigh, has been playing baseball throughout his battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Yesterday, thanks to Make-A-Wish of Eastern North Carolina, Liam received a gift that will help him hone his hitting while also taking his mind off his journey with cancer, and local media was there to cover it. View and read our wrap-up of media coverage, which includes Liam, his family, and pediatric hematologist-oncologist Dr. Patrick Thompson.

Liam Canard receives his wish: a backyard batting cage click to enlarge Liam Canard with former Tar Heel star pitcher Benton Moss

Read and view area coverage of yesterday's ceremony in the Canards' backyard in Raleigh:

And be sure to check out A Complete Team, our May feature on Liam, his family, Dr. Patrick Thompson, and the Carolina baseball family.