Generosity provides man with cancer another chance to see Royals playoffs with family

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Last week, FOX 4 introduced you to a Kansas City man fighting stage four cancer, who got his ultimate wish to attend Game 2 thanks to the support of his fellow Royals fans. On Wednesday he was back for Game 5 thanks to the generosity of an area business.

Aaron Peterson was recently moved to hospice, but that hasn’t kept him away from Kauffman Stadium during the postseason.

Before Game 5 he was enjoying time at a tailgate with his daughters, who were determined to grant his one wish of getting tickets to a Royals postseason game.

With a GoFundMe page, family, friends and fellow fans raised more than $800 in nine days to send them to Game 2.

Wednesday night they created more unforgettable memories thanks to Academy Sports and Outdoors. The sporting goods store contacted FOX 4 after last Friday’s game and said they wanted to donate four tickets to Peterson and his family for Game 5.

“Stunned. Real Stunned. Real blessed to have FOX 4 and Academy donate these tickets, it’s just awesome,” Peterson said.

Peterson said attending two postseason games is really special, as would a Royals win be in Game 5.