CSUF Titans make 8-year-old with leukemia part of the team


FULLERTON – Coben Swanson signed his Letter of Commitment for Cal State Fullerton baseball Monday during a press conference.

The 8-year-old accepted his pinstriped, No. 2 jersey – his favorite number – and became a member of the Titans team.

Coben is fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, a kind of leukemia, but he is not alone.

Through the efforts of Team IMPACT, a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding children battling life-threatening diseases and chronic illnesses, Swanson officially joined the Cal State Fullerton baseball program during Monday’s press conference attended by his family, the 2016-17 Titans squad and other Fullerton athletes and staff.

Coben also received personalized messages from Titan greats including Phil Nevin, Justin Turner, Michael Lorenzen and Kurt Suzuki that played on the Goodwin Field video board.

“The whole turnout…



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