CLEVELAND — There wasn't a dry eye in Progressive Field Tuesday night when MLB and Stand Up to Cancer honored Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.
The touching moment happened after the fifth inning of Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game, when those in attendance received cards in which they could write the names of people in their lives who have been touched by cancer.
The four Indians All-Stars -- Francisco Lindor, Brad Hand, Shane Bieber and Carlos Carrasco -- were joined by Carrasco and manager Terry Francona for a powerful moment as they held cards that said, "I stand up for Cookie," which is Carrasco's nickname.
WKYC on Tuesday night asked viewers to share their own stories of cancer impacting their lives. Here's what some said:
- Aaron Lewis: "I stand up for my father who died of lung cancer on April 2011"
- Marcia Friend: I stand up for cancer. Non-<Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Thank God everyday I have another day!"
- Kelly Lynne McNerney: "I stand up for my older brother Ryan McNerney who fought a courageous battle until 04-25-15! Live or die He was always a Cleveland die hard fan of all Ohio sports teams."
- Jen Urchek: "My son Steve who is battling pancreatic cancer"
- Rhonda Turschak Accordino: "My bff who also has CML"
- Jackie Stern Ludle: "All who are in need of support. Stay strong."
- Laura Ferrara Holman: I stand up for my Mom
- Amy Wise Scaglione: I stand up for Willy
On Sunday, the Indians released a health update on Carrasco, which revealed he has been cleared for strength and conditioning programs, as well as throwing activity. In revealing his diagnosis, which is considered a treatable form of leukemia, Carrasco said that he has the condition "under control."