Erlandson at Bat

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All funds raised in Michael's honor will be paid directly to the National Capital Area Chapter of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society to further blood cancer research and support blood cancer patients in the national capital area. To learn more about the breakdown of proceeds, please see our pricing transparency.

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Michael’s socks come in both a crew length casual sock as well as an athletic baseball sock for the diamond.

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$8 to patients

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$8 to Resilience Gives

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$97 to patients

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From day one, Michael was crystal clear about his one element of his design: it needed to feature the initials of his friends.

Michael Erlandson

It’s hard to imagine what would run through the mind of a six year old beginning chemotherapy, let alone how he would react over the course of a three and a half year treatment period, but Michael Erlandson Jr. will tell you that baseball, and his team, has never been too far from the center. As a third-baseman, Michael is now back on the diamond after AL Leukemia initially presented itself when Michael was struggling to grip a bat and run to first base.

Three years into that three and a half year plan, Michael insists that his friends have been fundamental to his recovery. His mother, Sandi, has noticed too, “they never treated him like he didn’t belong on the team. A kid can do anything when he has people around him who support him and don’t let him give up.”

 

Although the last few years have been rocky, including a bout with pneumonia amidst it all, Michael marched on. It should come as no surprise that Michael is a big fan of the Rocky movies. His favorite song? None other than “Eye of the Tiger.”

A fighter by nature, Michael and his family are continuing to bring the fight to cancer through their committed involvement with the National Capital Area Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS). Winning the title “Boy of the Year”, Michael has established a strong fundraising precedent, and is continuing those efforts by donating proceeds from his socks back to LLS along with other families in the Resilience Patient Network.

As a family, our faith is what kept us going through every new storm that Michael faced. We have made the decision each day to choose joy. This new perspective on life has brought smiles and laughter into our home even when times seemed dire. The chance to give back to Resilience and LLS with Michael’s socks, are just another way we able to let joy win out over Michael’s diagnosis.”

If you could do one activity every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Baseball

What is one thing you couldn’t live without?

Baseball

Who or what inspires you?

Max Scherzer

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Mac ‘n Cheese

Favorite movie?

Back to the future