6-Year-Old Cancer Patient Given Tickets to 2014 World Series
I have to admit, I love stories like this. The stores that take the 'business' aspect out of a sport and make it human. Thanks to Joe Torre's act of kindness, a little boy is going to see his team in the World Series. Details here.
Joe Torre and Major League Baseball are making sure that one young man will get to root on his favorite team at this year's Fall Classic.
According to Bleacher Report, Six-year-old Kansas City Royals fan Noah Wilson is battling Ewing sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. I am familiar with this form of cancer through my involvement with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. It is horrific.
Now that the Royals are in the World Series for the first time since 1985, parents of Noah Wilson have been trying to find a way to raise money so their son can go to one of the games.When Torre—MLB's Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations—heard about the story, he stepped up in a big way for the boy.
He told the family to use the money they saved and use it for school. He provided the tickets at no cost. His gift to the little fighter. Thanks to Torre and MLB, Wilson is going to see his team battle the San Francisco Giants in the World Series.
It might be, it could be, it is a home run. Thanks Joe.