Large void in stands returns for Cumberland American

From left to right: Dave Belisle, John Belisle and Nancy Belisle.

The bright orange gear is making Cumberland fans hard to miss at the Little League World Series in Williamsport.

But there has been a large void in the stands since the Cumberland American Little League team arrived.

Until now.

"It's easier being here. Being at home, watching it on TV, you feel like you have absolutely no control, not that you do here, but being at home is hard because you feel so far away," said Nancy Belisle, wife of Dave Belisle, and mother of John Belisle.

Nancy Belisle is battling cancer, but needed to be here for her family.

"It's awesome. I came (Sunday). I was flying in because I wasn't sure if I was going to make the trip or not. So to see the surprise on David's face when I walked in yesterday, he had no idea I was going to be here," she said.

Her presence at the ballpark completed the Cumberland American family in Williamsport, and she's forever proud of her home.

"We have a great, supportive community. You can just feel the buzz from the distance. And being there, when we won (Saturday), my whole neighborhood, I could hear the horns going. I could feel it. It was just unbelievable," she said.