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(KSL News) -- An Orem man got a big surprise today on his birthday, a visit from a baseball legend.
Terrel Ewing celebrated his 43rd birthday today at an Orem Hospice center with family and friends, and former Pittsburg Pirate Harmon Killebrew.
Ewing was a rising college baseball star before he was diagnosed with a terminal illness that robbed him of his motor skills and speech.
Shauna Ewing, Patient's Wife: "To be able to see these people in this setting, he was just, there's no explanation 'cause he was just thrilled. You could see it in his eyes."
Harmon Killebrew, Former Baseball Star: "One thing we can do for people when people are in that situation is to show love and care for one another."
Tomorrow night Ewing and Killebrew will throw out the first pitch at the Provo Angels baseball game.