As part of his continuing battle to defeat testicular cancer, Chad Bettis started chemotherapy yesterday. To help people show their support for Bettis and his family during this difficult time, the Colorado Rockies started a #TogetherForBettis campaign.
Chad Bettis began his chemotherapy treatment today.— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) March 21, 2017
Let's show Chad and his family how much love and support they have!#TogetherForBettis pic.twitter.com/fGCZkZANIp
Support for Bettis begin to pour in from all over twitter including messages from many of the other teams in baseball. Quite a few teams from the American League made sure to support their messages with creative videos and photos
.@BlueJays @Rockies @cbettis35 Wishing you the best from NY! #TogetherForBettis @Cubs pic.twitter.com/fxo2zphhSt— New York Yankees (@Yankees) March 21, 2017
@Braves @Rockies #RedSoxNation is behind you, @cbettis35! #TogetherForBettis@SFGiants pic.twitter.com/UVsO10ffnU— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) March 21, 2017
.@Rockies @cbettis35, your neighbours up north are thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery! #TogetherForBettis@Yankees @Mariners pic.twitter.com/299EN4XTX4— Blue Jays (@BlueJays) March 21, 2017
@Rockies @cbettis35 Hang in there, Chad! We all can't wait to see you back on the field. #TogetherforBettis @Angels @Athletics pic.twitter.com/aYwpgP889R— Mariners (@Mariners) March 21, 2017
@Mariners @Rockies Stay strong, @cbettis35. You've got the Angels in your corner! #TogetherForBettis @astros @SFGiants pic.twitter.com/q2dQmirCL9— Angels (@Angels) March 21, 2017
While not as creative, the Rockies rival teams in the NL West made sure to voice their support as well.
@Rockies @cbettis35 We'll fight this together, Chad! With you every step of the way. #TogetherForBettis @Padres @Dodgers @SFGiants— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) March 21, 2017
@Padres @SFGiants @RedSox @Braves @Rockies right here with ya, @cbettis35! #TogetherForBettis @USABaseball— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 21, 2017
@SFGiants @RedSox @Braves @Rockies San Diego is with you, @cbettis35! #TogetherForBettis @Dodgers— San Diego Padres (@Padres) March 21, 2017
@RedSox @Braves @Rockies— SFGiants (@SFGiants) March 21, 2017
We're with you too, @cbettis35 #TogetherForBettis @Padres
Other players from around baseball supported Bettis with their own tweets as well.
Stay brotha! RT @KyleMcCann214: @Rockies @cbettis35 My thoughts and prayers are with you Chad! #TogetherForBettis @DAVIDprice24— David Price (@DAVIDprice24) March 21, 2017
We're with you! RT @Cubs: @Indians @Rockies @cbettis35 @Reds Thinking of you, Chad. Keep fighting. #NVRQT #StayStrong@JLester34 @ARizzo44— Jon Lester (@JLester34) March 21, 2017
You got this Chad. We r all behind u. U will be back on the mound stronger than ever- just hopefully not striking me out! #TogetherForBettis https://t.co/2K0rLTAhli— Anthony Rizzo (@ARizzo44) March 21, 2017
@Rockies @Georgiafraz @cbettis35 we are all with you brother!— Archie Bradley (@ArchieBradley7) March 21, 2017
Bettis’ own teammates were not to be outdone by anyone as they shared their support in mass.
We are #BettisBrave and we are behind you my dude! Much love @cbettis35— Trevor Story (@Tstory2) March 21, 2017
@Rockies @cbettis35 Been great getting to know you so far this spring, can't wait to take the field with you. #TogetherForBettis— Ian Desmond (@IDesmond20) March 21, 2017
We're all behind you brother #TogetherForBettis @cbettis35— Yency Almonte (@showtimealmonte) March 21, 2017
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#TogetherForBettis stay strong brotha! We're all here for you! @cbettis35— Matt Carasiti (@Siti_11) March 21, 2017
The other professional sports teams in Denver pitched din with their own messages os support.
#BroncosCountry is definitely #TogetherForBettis.— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) March 21, 2017
Stay strong, @cbettis35.@nfl pic.twitter.com/UXqvlCDjPm
.@Rockies @cbettis35 The entire #Rapids96 organization is with you Chad. Can't wait to see you back on the mound!#TogetherForBettis pic.twitter.com/bCMnyjDoSF— Colorado Rapids (@ColoradoRapids) March 21, 2017
Stay strong @cbettis35#OutlawsNation is cheering for you! #TogetherForBettis @Broncos https://t.co/jhaTJW14Ff— Denver Outlaws (@DenverOutlaws) March 21, 2017
Chad Bettis also received a message of support from his former college team.
#WreckEm #TogetherForBettis https://t.co/rd3aCFaXNZ— Texas Tech Baseball (@TTU_Baseball) March 21, 2017
While the support continued to pour in from all over Twitter, Bettis thanked everyone who offered their thoughts.
Wow! I mean WOW people! Thank you so much for everything! The love, support and prayers! My family and I love y'all! We WILL beat this!— Chad Bettis (@cbettis35) March 21, 2017