Make-A-Wish Foundation Helps Young Boy Become a Savannah Banana for the Day

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Molly Knutson holds her baby James Knutson high above the players as the Savannah Bananas present the Banana Baby to the crowd while playing the theme song from the movie "Lion King" over the public address system, Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Savannah, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Chattanooga, Tennessee—(Wise Brother)

Make-a-Wish helped a 10-year-old kid from Boston be a professional baseball player for a day.  His name is Mark Lane, but he prefers the nickname “Swaggy.”  He has a rare neurological condition and has up to 300 seizures a day.

There’s an exhibition team in Georgia called the Savannah Bananas that are popular on TikTok, and he’s a big fan.  They held a ceremony last week where he signed a contract, and got to hang out with the players.  They also gave him his own locker.