Trey Lauren, 13, got to watch the Mariners batting practice on the field. Lauren, a Hidden River Middle School seventh-grader, credits his experience as a baseball player for giving him the perseverance to get through his illness.
Lauren returned home earlier this month after a 23-day stint at Seattle Children's Hospital. He underwent 13 surgeries to get rid of necrotizing fasciitis, commonly called flesh-eating bacteria. Lauren came down with the illness after he cut his right knee and had six stitches in mid-March.
At the Mariners practice, he met Felix Hernandez and Willie Bloomquist. Lauren and his parents, Mark and Randi, were guests of Bloomquist.
He gave Trey one of his jerseys and an autographed bat in the clubhouse. Bloomquist also snagged his teammates to say hello and sign the boy's baseball.
More Local News Headlines
Snohomish County firefighters are in Eastern Washington Lynnwood-to-Bellevue I-405 express tolling begins Sept. 27 Broadway-California intersection closed for bridge replacement work State to use mist to stem the smell from pier work in Mukilteo Bright outlook from Lovick on county finances Front Porch: Help Mukilteo fire victims 4 victims identified in pickupís crash into Tulalip pond Federal program gives tribes access to criminal databases
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.