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Little boy remembers dad through baseball games

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --In the midst of the throws, catches,and big hits the baseball diamond may form more father/son bonds than anywhere else. That was no different for Trevor McDill and his dad, Mike.

"I liked my dad because he played baseball," Trevor said.

The now 6-year-old is a spitting image of his father. A man who was a role model, best friend, and Trevor's biggest fan.

"He cheered me on," explained Trevor.

But, "T-man," as his coach and family call him, doesn't get to see his dad anymore. His seat next to mom on the bleachers is usually filled by his sister, instead.

"He was diagnosed with stage 4 non small cell lung cancer on August 7th of 2009," Trevor's mom, Tammy McDill, said.

It was a rare cancer that would eventually take his life, at the age of 40, in January of 2013. His wife, kids, and everyone who knew Mike will tell you he never stopped fighting. He made frequent visits to Vanderbilt to see what could be done, and worked to provide for the family until two weeks before they lost him.

"The man was a true Superman," Tammy said.

That's why family and friends have used the Superman logo ever since to remember Mike, especially when it comes to one of the games he loved.

"I do think sports have helped us get through the whole grieving process, and coping as well," Tammy said.

At each of his baseball games, Trevor can look out to the fence line, and see that logo and a special message that reads..."Go Trevor. Play Hard, from your Angel in the Outfield, Daddy." Trevor also wears a batters helmet with angel wings on it.

"So, he knows that his Daddy is always with him," Tammy explained.

It's helping a good kid remember a great dad that he was only able to know for a few short years.

If you would like to help the McDill family, contact this email address:
tmmcdill@twc.com

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