Bay Area boy fighting leukemia throws first pitch at San Francisco Giants game

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey appears with Ben Lauer (r) and his sister (l) on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, when Lauer threw out the first pitch at AT&T Park. (San Francisco Giants)

It's hard not to smile when you see photos of 11-year-old Ben Lauer with one of his favorite Giants players, Buster Posey.

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The Bay Area boy made a trip to AT&T Park Tuesday to see the Orange and Black and got the dream of a lifetime with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Lauer is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He was joined by his family as thousands of fans watched him throw out the first pitch.

The game was dedicated to him and Make-A-Wish.

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