Vermont State Police Trooper with Brain Cancer Honored at Vermont Day at Fenway Park

Dan Marcellus was diagnosed with grade four brain cancer nine months ago

BOSTON, MA - Saturday night, many Vermonters were recognized during Vermont Day at Fenway Park.

Vermont State Police trooper, Dan Marcellus, was there with his family to throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

Nine months ago, the 14 year VSP trooper was diagnosed with a grade four brain cancer.

His speech was limited, so his wife Jessica spoke to Local 22 & Local 44 on his behalf.

"We're here and it's amazing. And it's pretty amazing to have Dan be able to take his little boy to his first Red Sox game," said Marcellus.

Marcellus adds recently, doctors told them they were not optimistic about Dan's prognosis.

"He has been doing pretty well until a few weeks ago, and now I think we might be getting near the end soon," said Marcellus.

Sadly for Dan, his newborn son Sawyer's first game might be Dan's last game.

"Dan has always been a Red Sox fan, we both have, we try to go every year to see the Red Sox play and this was important to him and to us and our family," said Marcellus.

In addition to his wife and son, his mother Bonnie was by his side on the field as Dan threw out the ceremonial first pitch, and the crowd went wild.

"Just the memory for me to be able to be here with the two of them, is pretty amazing, so we're really thankful to be here," said Marcellus.

To top off the night, the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox Saturday night, winning 4-1.


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