baseball fan kid w Justin Verlander-MLBvideoAn 11-year-old spitfire from Michigan puts cystic fibrosis in its place every day.

Because she toils through chest therapy every day, removing mucus so she can breathe normally, Shayna Hersh’s classmates sent letters to her sports idol, wanting to share her story and her love of the Detroit Tigers.

Unbeknownst to Shayna, the team called her father inviting them to New York to meet her favorite baseball player, Justin Verlander, pitch for the Tigers.

In secret, her dad led the girl to the Yankees’ stadium.

(WATCH the video below, or read the story from MLB)

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