Chase Utley Surprises a Phillies’ Fan Battling Cancer

“Second-base. Number 26. He’s the man,” said Philadelphia Philles’ fan Julie Kramer, about her favorite player Chase Utley.

Kramer who was diagnosed with stage 4 synovial sarcoma, a very rare form of cancer shared her story on the Ellen DeGeneres show today. Ellen, who called Kramer an “inspiration,” presented Kramer with a check for $10,000 donated by Target to help with her medical expenses. Yet it was an surprise appearance from her hero himself who brought Kramer out of her seat.