11-year-old boy gets star treatment at Diamondbacks game thanks - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

11-year-old boy gets star treatment at Diamondbacks game thanks to Make-A-Wish

Eleven-year-old Kaleb is a huge Arizona Diamondbacks fan. On Saturday, he had a dream day at Chase Field thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Eleven-year-old Kaleb is a huge Arizona Diamondbacks fan. On Saturday, he had a dream day at Chase Field thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Eleven-year-old Kaleb is a huge Arizona Diamondbacks fan. On Saturday, he had a dream day at Chase Field thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Kaleb has a life-threatening diagnosis affecting his heart, but his family said the Diamondbacks have helped keep his mind off all of his doctor's visits.

He got to throw out the first pitch at the team's home game against the Chicago Cubs, take a dip in the Chase Field pool, get a locker room tour and even have time with some of the players.

"Make-A-Wish has done such a great job and for him to get this opportunity, it hits me emotionally," said Kaleb's dad, Clifton Boop. "I'm happy he gets this opportunity to live out one of his wishes."

"He's been a D-Backs fan since he was walking and it's really special he was able to do this, and have one of his wishes come true," said Kaleb's mom, Jenny Boop.

Click/tap here to download the free azfamily mobile app.

Copyright 2017 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.


  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Woman claims she found bedbugs in a Glendale movie theater

    Woman claims she found bedbugs in a Glendale movie theater

    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:36 AM EDT2017-10-19 05:36:08 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-10-19 20:38:09 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    It's almost Halloween, a scary movie might help get you in the mood. But it wasn't the movie that made one Valley woman's skin crawl. 

    It's almost Halloween, a scary movie might help get you in the mood. But it wasn't the movie that made one Valley woman's skin crawl. 

  • Witnesses: Driver was 'focused on collecting the pills' after wreck that killed child

    Witnesses: Driver was 'focused on collecting the pills' after wreck that killed child

    Thursday, October 19 2017 11:27 AM EDT2017-10-19 15:27:49 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 11:57 AM EDT2017-10-19 15:57:00 GMT
    Christopher Eric McMorris (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)Christopher Eric McMorris (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

    According to the Department of Public Safety, Christopher Eric McMorris, 31, of Litchfield Park was arrested as soon as he was released from the hospital.

    According to the Department of Public Safety, Christopher Eric McMorris, 31, of Litchfield Park was arrested as soon as he was released from the hospital.

  • PD: Woman who hit, killed motorcyclist in Scottsdale had BAC of .355

    PD: Woman who hit, killed motorcyclist in Scottsdale had BAC of .355

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 2:23 PM EDT2017-10-18 18:23:48 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:28 PM EDT2017-10-19 17:28:08 GMT
    Investigators said Tracy Shelden Morehouse had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.355 percent when she hit Greg Dolphin, who was stopped at the red light on Scottsdale Road at Princess Drive. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 and Scottsdale Police Dept.)Investigators said Tracy Shelden Morehouse had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.355 percent when she hit Greg Dolphin, who was stopped at the red light on Scottsdale Road at Princess Drive. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 and Scottsdale Police Dept.)

    Investigators said Tracy Shelden Morehouse had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.355 percent when she hit Greg Dolphin, who was stopped at the red light on Scottsdale Road at Princess Drive on Aug. 13.

    Investigators said Tracy Shelden Morehouse had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.355 percent when she hit Greg Dolphin, who was stopped at the red light on Scottsdale Road at Princess Drive on Aug. 13.

Lindsey ReiserLindsey Reiser is a Scottsdale native and an award-winning multimedia journalist.

Click to learn more about Lindsey

Lindsey Reiser

Lindsey returned to the Valley in 2010 after covering border and immigration issues in El Paso, TX. While in El Paso she investigated public corruption, uncovered poor business practices, and routinely reported on the violence across the border.

Lindsey feels honored to have several awards under her belt, including a Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award, Hearst Journalist Award, and several National Broadcast Education Association Awards.

Lindsey is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, and she currently serves as a mentor to journalism students. She studied for a semester in Alicante, Spain and also earned a degree in Spanish at ASU.

She is proud to serve as a member of United Blood Services’ Community Leadership Council, a volunteer advisory board for the UBS of Arizona.

Hide bio

Powered by Frankly