Anthony Rizzo is doing his best to make sure a very tough situation has a positive ending for a young Cubs fan who was brutally attacked at his suburban Chicago school Friday.
Henry Sembdner, a 12-year-old seventh grader at Kenyon Woods Middle School, suffered facial fractures and other injuries (and initially was on a breathing tube) after he was beaten by another student, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
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Fellow classmates began tweeting with a #staystrong hashtag and wearing Cubs gear in support of Henry, and it caught the attention of the Cubs first baseman. Rizzo retweeted many of the messages and made a special promise to Henry:
On Tuesday night, Henry's family announced the great news that he was headed home from the hospital:
Kudos to Rizzo -- and all of Henry's classmates -- for helping Henry through a terrible time. We can't wait to see the two on the field together at Wrigley Field.