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Sunday afternoon, Children’s of Alabama hosted a baseball party for Childhood Cancer survivors and their families at Regions Field.

Survivors, like 18-year-old Lindsey Jones of Gurley, came out Sunday.

"I spent the whole 4th year of my life in children's. Out of the whole year, I was only able to come home 6 weeks. I would take radiation in the morning and chemo in the afternoon,” Jones explained. “The doctors didn't expect me to live but now I'm a 13 year cancer survivor."

Dr. Kimberly Whelan is a physician who leads the survivorship program at Children’s of Alabama.  She says they wanted a time to celebrate patients who have beaten cancer, and patients who will beat cancer.

"We are coming together with our staff and our patient families, both those who are just starting their treatment for cancer and those who are many, many years off, to celebrate what they have accomplished and how they inspire us to do better," Dr. Whelan said.

This is the first time Children’s of Alabama has hosted this party at Regions Field. But, Dr. Whelan says they hope to make this an annual event.

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