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MESA, Ariz. -

It was a dream come true for a valley 13-year-old.  He's sick and in the hospital and hasn't been able to do one of his favorite activities during spring -- head to the ballpark.

It's not often you're this happy to be riding in an ambulance, but this was no ordinary ride.

"Just feels good to be out of the hospital."

Lorenzo Heredia was headed to Mesa's Hohokam Stadium for a Chicago Cubs game.

He hasn't been able to go to the ballpark because he's usually at Banner Cardon Children's Hospital.  He was diagnosed with a type of Leukemia three months ago and it keeps him from being outdoors.

But on Thursday, highly trained EMTs with Southwest Ambulance were there to care for him on this unique trip.

"We love being able to make someone's day a little bit brighter and better and bringing a child out of the hospital for a day at the ballpark with his friends and family, what could be better than that," said Katy Reeve.

It was a special and memorable morning -- meeting players and getting an autographed game ball.

It was a long time coming for Lorenzo to finally get out and get some fresh air and not constantly in his room with the four walls.  He was smiling and friends he hasn't seen since he's been out of school were there.

"It's so awesome..it's nice seeing him smile," said Lorenzo's father, Mike Heredia.  "Haven't seen him smile in so long."

By the end of the game, Lorenzo had about 10 autographs on his game ball.

Banner Cardon Children's Hospital and Southwest Ambulance provided the trip to the Cubs game.

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