Brother and sister with rare disease surprised at Bisons game

Posted at 11:42 PM, Jun 30, 2017

Jack Frost III and his sister Sydney have no idea what's in store. Ok, maybe Sydney does.
“I kind of fell upon it when I was on my mom’s iPad,” said the 15 year old.

But, Jack, 12, has no clue.

“What I heard was hall of fame, ten tickets, big game,” he said that’s what he heard while eavesdropping on his mother earlier that day.

The family from Forestville is getting a VIP tour of Coca Cola Field. The Ronald McDonald house set it up.

Both Sydney and Jack suffer from a very rare genetic disease known as Fanconia Anemia. It effects bone marrow and makes who ever has it more susceptible to cancer.

“From the bone marrow transplants, to the brain surgery, to the broken legs, to everything in between, to see him like this, it's great,” said Jack Frost, the children’s father.

Jack Frost III wants to be a Sabre when he grows up. He says he’ll wear number 15. If the other Jack who wears it now won’t give it up, he’ll settle for 17.

Right now, Frost can't participate in sports. So, the Bisons gave him and his sister a chance to play on their field.

“I'm thinking that you need to throw out the first pitch tonight, what do you think about that?” asked Jake Elmore, the Bisons’ second basemen. 

“Yes! With my brand new glove!” replied Jack.

How the throws felt were explained simply and best by Jack.


For their parents, it truly was a special moment.

“I would trade it all if they could just be healthy,” said Jack Frost.