Benefit helping 11-year-old boy to heal

SPOKANE, Wash. - It was a beautiful day for baseball and a game played on Sunday afternoon will benefit an 11-year-old boy recovering from a bad car accident.

Beckham Dennis hasn't been able to pick up a bat in months. In July, he was in a serious car crash that left him in a coma for three weeks. He suffered severe brain injuries.

"It's been 78 days and he's come a long way it that time," mom Michele Shilley said.

Benefit helping 11-year-old boy to heal

After spending time in the ICU, he's on his way to recovery at St. Luke's Rehabilitation Center.

"He's just been going forward, he's walking, he's riding, he's eating, all his tubes are out," Shilley said.

On Sunday afternoon, he was able to make it to the baseball field where his friends played in a Homerun Derby, helping to raise money for his hospital bills. Proving that when you're dealt a no hitter, the baseball community rallies together.

"I couldn't imagine going through what the family is going through right now so whatever we can do to help it's important as a baseball community and as family friends," event organizer Erin Haines said.

Beckham might not be able to join his teammates yet but he's still the MVP. In no time, this slugger will be sliding into home plate.

"He's a fighter, he's strong-willed, he's been like that since the day he was born," Shilley said.

If you'd like to help Beckham, visit his Facebook page.