UVA Children’s Hospital receives $10,000 donation from New York Yankees, inspired by pediatric cancer patient

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – Earlier this year, NBC29 shared the story of Luke Post, a teenage cancer patient at UVA Children’s Hospital, who has raised thousands of dollars for games and toys for other children being treated there.

His work just brought in the largest donation ever.

After NBC29’s story on Post aired, the New York Yankees reached out to us. On the weekend he was allowed to go to the Bronx for a game.

He even waved Babe Ruth’s bat and got to throw out the first pitch.

Then the Yankees donated $10,000 to the UVA Children’s Hospital.

“It’s just so cool that they’re doing things for me and all the other kids because they donated $10,000,” Post said. “That can go a long way, so I was just really grateful, and this is just amazing.”

Post has only eight days to go in his treatment. He has been a patient in Charlottesville for over two years.

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