|Published:||Mar 28, 2011 3:08 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Mar 28, 2011 12:16 AM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- The New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins invited two amazing girls to their game this afternoon. The event was part of HOPE Week(Helping Others Persevere & Excel), which is a week-long program that showcases people with remarkable stories.
Megan Millmann, 17, is from Minnesota. Over a year ago, she was diagnosed with Leukemia.
"It feels very good to say I've beat cancer," said Millmann.
She underwent chemotherapy for several months and beat cancer.
"Last year at this time, we didn't think she'd even make it," said Kal Millmann, Megan's father.
Megan is a big Twins fan. Thanks to the John Challis Courage for Life Foundation, she and her family were able to spend the day hanging out with their favorite team.
"Joe Mauer is amazing. I got a picture and kiss," Millmann told WINK News.
Yesterday, Julianne Ramirez, 12, got a personal phone call from New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez invited Julianne and her entire family to be special guests at today's game. Julianne was honored for saving the life of her friend who was drowning.
"The doctors said if we didn't get her out of pool in time, she would have had brain damage," explained Ramirez.
Rodriguez told reporters today that he was impressed by Julianne's courageous actions.
"That (Julianne's story) is a perfect example of what HOPE Week is all about and her ability to save someone's life and how we are bringing it to our platform and illustrate what a hero she is," Rodriguez told WINK News.