Daniel Wang, 13 year old from Gurnee, who is fighting a brain tumor, wrote a letter to the televangelist Joel Osteen last month after hearing a sermon based on his weekly show.
Osteen told the story of a painted glass, which is passed through the fire and evidence, but came out more beautiful than before. The message touched the teen, who was dealing with the trials of his own, to go through treatment.
On Saturday night, Wang was sitting in front of the White Sox bench Cellular field, the Bible in his hand and smile on his face, when Osteen hugged him for a moment before striding to the center of the "Night of Hope", an event full of messages from Osteen and his wife, Victoria, full of positive energy.
"God can breathe new life God is a God of resurrection," says an estimated 37,000 public cheese.
"They would not be alive if God had another victory in Serbian for you. You have to be ready, because the year of jubilee is coming," he told them.
This message rang true among many - that burst of applause and cheers throughout the event - as well as Wang.
"Every time I go [to treatment], I say no more, but makes it easier," Wang said "I'm glad I had to go through this, because it was God's plan for me to meet with Joel."
Message cheese has inspired millions across the country and Houston, where his multi-ministry headquarters.
"He has such a warmth, a positive message. It's contagious, "said Mike Jasinski, 29, of Ingleside." You can not help but smile when he starts talking. "
He said he rediscovered his faith in meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous. It was to see the cheese is television for years and see the minister Saturday was a reminder of how faith changed his life, he said.
Osteen was kicked off the event to welcome the public to touch, and his religious philosophy, followed by a message to his wife, the minister of their church in Lakewood. "This world, this economy would have us believe," I can not, "we have no hope, we are helpless and our hands are tied," he said. "But we're going to celebrate," I can not. ""
Critics say Osteen's preaching is too focused on the benefit through personal prayer and lacks any hint of God's wrath or punishment for sin. But members of the crowd believed in the heart Saturday Osteen.
"You feel compassion, honesty," Kyle said Evette, 45, of Maywood, who was there with his daughter Jessica. "It grows," Da da da. ""