Chase Utley makes appearance on “Ellen” to surprise Phillies fan battling cancer


23-year-old Julie Kramer is an inspirational young woman who is currently battling Stage 4 synovial sarcoma, which is a rare form of cancer. She also happens to be a huge Phillies fan. During a visit to the “Ellen” show today, she got one heck of a surprise from a member of her favorite team.

When talking about her Phillies fandom, Kramer mentioned that Chase Utley was her favorite player. “He’s the man,” she said. Right on cue, Utley came out to greet her with some gifts from the Phillies as well as an open invitation for her to attend as many games as she wants next season. It’s worth watching just to see her reaction to Utley.

Good on you, Chase.