Superhero’s welcome for 4-year-old cancer survivor


Medford, Ore — After a year of battling childhood cancer, one brave young boy got a heroic reunion with a local baseball team.

When 4-year-old Chaz Cowen first met the Medford Rogues he was battling Leukemia.

A year later Chaz’s cancer is in remission and during “Super Hero Night” at Harry & David Park, Chaz had the honor of throwing out the first pitch.

Chaz’s family says tonight brings hisfight full circle.

“Second time is so much better, everybody’s in such a better mood with everything going on, he’s breaking out of his shell, he’s more outgoing, saying hi to the super heroes that are here today, it’s been awesome,” said uncle Jakob Crawford.

The coach of the Rogues says Chaz’s toughness has left a lasting impression on all of his players.

The Rogues won on “Super Hero Night” 3 to 2.

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Matt Jordan is the Chief Meteorologist for KOBI-TV NBC5. Matt joined the NBC5 weather team in 2014 after a year as a reporter and anchor in Alexandria, Louisiana. His experience with the severe weather of the Deep South and a love of the Pacific Northwest led him to pursue a certification with Mississippi State University as a Broadcast Meteorologist. You can find Matt working in the evenings of NBC5 News at 5, 6 and 11 as well as online. Matt also has a degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon. In addition to being passionate about news and weather, Matt is a HUGE Oregon Ducks fan. When not rooting for the Ducks or tracking down the next storm over the Pacific, Matt can be found outdoors in the Oregon wilderness with his wife and their German Shepherd named Stanley.
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