"To be at that stadium and having everyone yelling his name, yelling for him and cheering him on, I can't imagine," Robert Encinas, Ryan's father, told the team's official website. "There's nothing that he's afraid of. He's so happy to meet anybody and everybody. (The Littlest Heroes) thought that would be the perfect fit, a boy that would be excited and thrilled, not scared, and very outgoing."
"Anything we can do to make somebody's day better, I'm all for it," Chudzinski said.
Encinas is two years removed from being diagnosed with Pleuropulmonary Blastoma (PPB), which is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that has a nearly 80 percent recurrence rate.