Yeah, our savior is cooler than your savior.
Look, it’s a nice story, but crediting Ventura with helping defeat the kid’s cancer seems a bit much.
To start this uplifting tale with a direct but somewhat startling premise, Billy Rivard might not be alive today if not for Ventura and the White Sox.
“I can look back on each individual aspect either with the White Sox or with Robin, with my mom, with my dad, with my brother and sister and with my grandparents,” said Rivard, during a recent phone interview, “and relate that to why I’m here now, with the important role they played.”
“When we were going through the bone marrow transplant in Milwaukee, we were told at one point that he’s not going to make it,” Linda Rivard, Billy’s mother, said. “His doctors say to this day it’s [because of] baseball and it’s [because of] Robin.”