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Baseball a blessing for NU's Farrell

Updated: November 3, 2010, 5:19 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Luke Farrell awoke from the first surgery attempted to remove a golf ball-sized tumor from his neck and asked his mother Sue for a piece of paper.

On it, Farrell drew two hands folded together and wrote underneath it, "Lying in the hands of God," and handed it to his mother. Farrell asked her to make it into a necklace for him.

Six months later as the Farrell family sat down for its Christmas Eve dinner, Sue handed out artist-made necklaces of the design to her husband, ...

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