Kyle Schwarber sports green bracelet to support boy with rare disease

Kyle Schwarber can be seen wearing a green bracelet during Game 2 of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. ((AP Photo/David J. Phillip))

Chicago Cubs' designated hitter Kyle Schwarber is proving that his heart is as big as his swing.

During Game 2 of the World Series, Schwarber was spotted wearing a green wristband labeled "Campbell's Crew" to support a 10-year-old boy with a life-threatening disease.

In a post-game press conference Wednesday night, Schwarber spoke warmly about the special relationship he developed with Campbell Faulkner over the last two years. Campbell has a rare form of mitochondrial disease, which makes it difficult for him to stand and walk. He also needs two feeding tubes to ensure he gets proper nutrition.

"He's just, he always has a big smile on his face. That draws your attention to him. He's living life to his fullest even though he's got something to overcome," Schwarber said.


Schwarber said Campbell caught his eye at his first spring training in Arizona two years ago. He said they've kept in touch over email ever since.

"We just kind of hit it off. We just talked baseball, talked about him, seeing how he was doing," Schwarber said. "He's just a good kid, how can you not like him? He's smart, he's intelligent and he lives life to the fullest."

Schwarber returned to the Cubs roster in time for World Series Game 1 after he tore his ACL in April.
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