On Friday, the Reds All-Star second basemen along with the Reds helped make a dream come true in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as 13-year-old Brock Johnson of Winchester, Ohio got an opportunity to hang out with his hero for a day.
Over the course of the afternoon, B-Rock received some autographed swag, played catch on the field at Great American Ball Park with the Gold Glove defender, made the rounds in the clubhouse to meet the team, and was even asked to sign Phillips' t-shirt, which B-Rock happily obliged.
Although Friday was a happy day for Johnson, other days haven't been so easy. The teenager has been battling an autoimmune disease so rare that the condition doesn't even have a name. In August, B-Rock is set to undergo a bone marrow transplant and the family is asking for prayers up until then.
Here's some video of Brock's day with the Reds...
On of my favorite parts of the day was that my hero asked ME to sign an autograph for HIM! Thanks so much @DatDudeBP pic.twitter.com/uE1mP30rYUThis is what it's all about, guys. Good stuff.
— Brock Johnson (@brock_dalen) July 26, 2014