From an appreciative Nats fan named Eric:
Obviously, this is a very nice story, and I wish Eric's daughter good health and a continued successful recovery from a very serious condition.
There's an interesting aspect to this, which is I doubt this kind and timely act will be mentioned otherwise. Occasionally, Nats.com or the Post or Times will publish stories on Nationals doing good deeds; for instance, I specifically remember this June 2005 story about Jose Guillen visiting veterans at Walter Reed. These stories are occasional because they provide context that professional athletes can be caring people; they aren't published any more than occasionally because if they occur too frequently then they will seem self-serving. We live in a cynical world these days, but it has to be true that good people aren't good people just for the headlines heralding them as good people. They're good people because they do good things to make other people feel better, no matter who else heralds the good deeds or not.
And, on those occasions, these stories aren't written by journalists. No, it's even better than that.
They're written by appreciative parents.