Indians Carlos Carrasco smiles during game against the Rays
Sep 1, 2019; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco (59) looks on in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco fought to overcome leukemia during the 2019 season. Now, before the year ends, he’s making sure to give back to those in a similar fight with a moment they’ll never forget.

Carrasco visited The Cleveland Clinic on Thursday, making a special trip to visit children and their families who are fighting cancer. As this incredible moment shows, Carrasco just being there brought a smile to the kid’s face and it grew even wider when he brought out the gift.

The 32-year-old pitcher was diagnosed with leukemia in July. After going through treatment and eventually being cleared to return to baseball, he rejoined Cleveland in September. He honored as the AL’s 2019 Comeback Player of the Year, for his remarkable comeback.

Of course, this isn’t the first time that Carrasco gave back to those going through a similar fight. In September, he launched his “Punchout Cancer with Cookie” campaign and raised thousands of dollars in donations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Carrasco was already beloved in the community for his charity work. He’s now becoming an even bigger role model and inspiration for everyone.

Matt Johnson
NFL, MLB & college football writer for Sportsnaut. Graduated from San Diego State University with BA in Journalism, 2019. Grew up in Sacramento, now based in Indianapolis. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection, With the First Pick