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Astros mascot Orbit helps make young fan’s Make-A-Wish come true

A 15-year-old Galena Park fan had a special delivery Wednesday, courtesy of the Houston Astros.

GALENA PARK, Texas — A 15-year-old Astros fan received a special delivery Wednesday, courtesy of the Houston Astros and Make-A-Wish.

15-year-old Lourdes Rodriguez got a surprise when a giant green guy in a ball cap and mask knocked on her door.

She recognized him immediately. It was Orbit, the Astros' popular mascot.

Orbit was there to make Lourdes’ Make-A-Wish come true.

He presented the Astros fan with a custom jersey with her name on the back, a signed ball and other gifts. 

Orbit also played a video message to Lourdes from Jose Altuve, her favorite player. Altuve gave the Galena Park teen a pep talk, as she battles Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

"I heard you were a big baseball fan, so I hope to see you at one of the games soon so I can wave to you," Altuve said.

Go, Astros and Go, Lourdes!

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