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Anthony Rizzo Gets Teary-Eyed & Emotional At Children’s Hospital Unveiling

As if you needed any more reason to love Chicago Cubs star, Anthony Rizzo.

Rizzo, who was on hand earlier today at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, choked back tears while speaking about a new waiting room named after him.

The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation Waiting Room, named in his honor, has been made famous due to a number of stops the all-star slugger has made at the hospital during his time in Chicago.

While tearing up, Rizzo told NBC 5 Chicago, “This means a lot to me” and he remembers sitting with his mother “saying ‘we’re going to do this’ 10 years ago.”

Rizzo also says “this is just a little step in our mission” and “this type of work is so much bigger than a World Series.”

Rizzo’s Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation has donated $3.5 million to Lurie’s and NBC 5 says it’s “the hospital’s way of thanking the player.”

When Rizzo was 18, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and underwent six months of chemotherapy. His cancer has been in remission since 2008, says DNA Info Chicago.

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