Cleveland Indians create Carlos 'Cookie' Carrasco T-shirt to raise money for pediatric cancer

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Posted at 8:09 AM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 08:09:22-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians and local apparel company, HOMAGE, released a new T-shirt honoring Carlos Carrasco and his fight with leukemia.

The "I Stand For Cookie" T-Shirt will be sold in Progressive Field Team Shops anbd HOMAGE shops, with a percentage of all processed going to the Cleveland Clinic Children's work in pediatric cancer research.

Carrasco was evaluated earlier this season in June for abnormalities in his blood work. He was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a treatable leukemia, and has since been cleared to resume strength training and conditioning workouts, according to the Indians.

Many around the city of Cleveland have since rallied around Carrasco, sending him well wishes, including the Cleveland Browns.

The Browns shared the Indians' video on Facebook, saying “Our whole city is behind you,” affirming the pitcher's support system here in Cleveland.

MLB and the Cleveland Indians also honored him during the recent All-Star Game. After the fifth inning, the crowd held up signs with the names of people they were standing up to cancer for, with the song 'This is Me' playing from 'The Greatest Showman'.

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