Cancer survivor throws out first pitch

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Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2019
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Throwing out the first pitch at a high school baseball game may not seem like the biggest life moment -- but it was tonight for Augusta Christian manager, Sawyer Gordon.

Just a few months ago, Gordon never thought he'd be back on a baseball diamond, as he was battling bone cancer.

The former starting shortstop, received chemo treatments for several months, before having surgery to remove his cancerous bones.

Now he's cancer free and not taking for granted being around the game he loves.

"It feels good. It was hard. It was difficult, but I learned how to walk and got better. It just feels great to be back," Gordan said.

When other teenagers may come across something that's tough. They give up or they stop. They want to quit. But, Sawyer didn't quit. They can learn a lot from Sawyer, that when things tough, that you can battle through," AC baseball coach, Steve White said.

With Gordon's new knee replacement, he had to learn to walk again -- his mother calls this nothing short of a miracle.