DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Sitting behind home plate Friday, decked out in Tribe gear and a wrapped left foot, Saed, 5, rooted on the Indians with his uncle Yusef Suleiman.
"We're going to the Indians game," Saed said.
Saed and his uncle got Indians tickets for free. It's all thanks to an anonymous, and very generous, Toronto Blue Jays fan.
"I don't know who, but I would like to say thank you to them. I just want to tell them thank you, that's really nice and generous of them on their behalf to do something good for a 5-year-old kid who's been shot in the foot," said Suleiman.
Friday's Indians game comes just two days after Saed got shot during a robbery at a Cleveland barbershop. His uncle jumped on top of him to protect him from the bullets.
"I tried my best and he ended up getting hit in his foot. I wish it was me, but we're blessed to be here today. We're glad it hit him in the foot and no where else," said Suleiman.
Friday night, Saed and his uncle, who he considers a hero, caught the Indians in the first game of the ALCS. The 5-year-old sat in a wheelchair eating popcorn watching the game. His family said he's been a fighter through it all.
"I never knew a 5-year-old could take a bullet like that, and he never cried until like 10 minutes later," said Suleiman.
The good news is there were no tears Friday, only smiles, as the family watched the Indians, thanks to a fan rooting on the opposing team.
"Go Indians!" cheered Saed.
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