Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo writes letter, gives generous gift to boy battling leukemia

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Just two months shy of his 2nd birthday, Parker Hopkins, of Iowa, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on August 13.

The family has started a Facebook page named Parker Strong, which caught the attention of  Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo.

The Cubs first baseman wrote the family a letter.

In the letter, Rizzo tells Parker about his own battle with cancer at 18, and the things that inspired him on his journey.

He added that he would be giving a $2500 donation to help his family "through this difficult time."

This isn't the first time Rizzo has done this either -- he's sent other letters and donations to other children battling cancer.

Parker's family says they are humbled that such a big star is helping them out.

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