Fans and well-wishers who sent letters and messages of encouragement to White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar are receiving picture postcards as thanks from Farquhar, who suffered a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm during a game against the Astros on April 20 at Guaranteed Rate Field.
‘‘Words cannot express how much your messages meant to me and my family,’’ Farquhar wrote.
Farquhar will make his first public appearance since that frightening event Friday, returning to the pitcher’s mound to throw out a ceremonial first pitch before the Sox’ game against the Brewers.
Farquhar, who has visited the Sox’ clubhouse a couple of times after being released from the hospital, will meet with the media for the first time since the injury.
Farquhar, 31, will be joined for the first pitch by his wife, Lexie, and their three children. The Rush University Medical Center team, including doctors, nurses and staff who cared for him, will be there, too.
Farquhar was released from the hospital May 7 and is recovering at home. His neurosurgeon, Dr. Demetrius Lopes, expects Farquhar to pitch again but won’t medically release him to pitch this season.
The Sox were flooded with letters and cards for Farquhar while he was hospitalized, and the mail continues to come in.
‘‘We had a large poster in the Revolution Brewing #SoxSocial Tap Room for fans to sign that was completely filled after just two home games,’’ Sox director of public relations Sheena Quinn said. ‘‘We are still receiving cards that we continue to provide to Danny and Lexie. It’s pretty incredible.’’
Here is the postcard sent on Farquhar’s behalf:
On May 10, Farquhar thanked well-wishers on Instagram with this message: ‘‘Overwhelmed with the love and support shown to me and my family in these last few weeks. Thank you to the @whitesox, White Sox fans and RUSH University Hospital. My wife and I are blessed to have an incredible support system with both our families. I am home and healing and can’t wait to be back on the mound.’’
The Sox signed Farquhar last July.