Sunday, June 7, 2009

Chicago Cubs' Ryan Dempster and infant daughter fight rare disease

"Shortly after Ryan Dempster and his wife, Jenny, welcomed daughter Riley into the world on April 1, they learned their daughter suffers from DiGeorge syndrome, a rare congenital disease that prevents her from swallowing and digesting food.

Dempster has commuted to Childrens Memorial Hospital over the last seven weeks as his daughter undergoes procedures to keep her alive while she learns to swallow on her own. After initially asking the media to respect his privacy and not mention Riley's health scare, Dempster decided to speak about the subject this weekend."

For details of the interview, click here.

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