Monroe boy who survived flesh-eating bacteria has special day at Safeco Field


Trey Lauren enjoyed a special day at the ballpark with Willie Bloomquist.

Trey Lauren enjoyed a special day at the ballpark with Willie Bloomquist

Trey Lauren, a 13-year old baseball player from Monroe, got a special treat when Mariners infielder/outfielder Willie Bloomquist invited him, his parents and grandfather to come down on field before Tuesday’s Mariners vs. Astros game.

Lauren spent 23 days at Seattle Children’s Hospital recovering from necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating bacteria, which nearly cost him his right leg and his life. The seventh grader is now back home to complete his recovery.

At Bloomquist’s invitation, Trey and his family watched batting practice from the field, then Willie took Trey and his dad into the clubhouse for a tour. Trey emerged with an autographed Bloomquist bat, a Bloomquist jersey and a sparkling white Big League baseball that was soon covered with autographs from Mariners players.

While on field, Trey met Felix Hernandez, John Buck, Corey Hart, Robinson Cano, Mariners legend Jay Buhner, and broadcaster Rick Rizzs.

Trey still has a lot of healing to do before he can go back to school full time. But with therapy, the first baseman and pitcher is hoping to get back out on the baseball field before the season ends.

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