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Wang makes a dream come true for sick fan

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 19, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

091807_17451.jpgI know we have a lot of readers in Taiwan who check in around this time. This is for you guys …

Chieh-Ju Tsai had a photo taken with Derek Jeter and got Alex Rodriguez’s autograph before the game tonight. But it wasn’t until she met Chien-Ming Wang that her dream came true.

Tsai was at the Stadium as part of a Make-A-Wish Foundation trip. The 16-year-old from Taiwan, who has a rare blood disease, wanted to meet Wang and see the Yankees play in person. She made the 20-hour trip on Sunday and will return home tomorrow.

“This is very exciting,� she said.

Marisa Mar from Make-A-Wish in Taiwan said that Wang gave Tsai an autographed jersey and other memorabilia along with posing for several photos.

“He was very gracious and humble,� she said. “He is the most popular celebrity in Taiwan. Everybody watches him.�

Wang regularly visits sick children when he is in Taiwan during the off-season. This is the first time a child came to New York.

“It’s nice that people want to meet me. It’s the least I can do,� he said. “I feel honored that she would want to come to a game.�

Wang is not pitching until Friday, a day after Tsai leaves. “I told him to win the game for me,� she said.

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