Friday, October 3, 2014

A Blast at the Ballpark

Fun outings for the Lejeune Four have been few and far between this year.  Hospital stays and the effects of chemo treatments typically result in more movie and game nights--or just hanging out--at home, and I'm totally fine with that.  Really.  Time under one roof--no matter the activity--is something I will never take for granted again.

Imagine our excitement over an invitation to a baseball party.  Timed perfectly between hospital chemo treatments.  Oh, and this wasn't your typical baseball party.  It was a take-over-the-field, hang-out-with-a-hero kind of party.

For over 20 years, former Houston Astro and future Hall of Famer Craig Biggio has worked with The Sunshine Kids Foundation to host this annual outing for kids fighting cancer.  Their families get to tag along on this special day.  We played on the field, and the kids took batting practice with Craig himself.  A catered lunch in the Diamond Club made us feel extra special, not to mention extra full!  Sunshine Kids and their siblings each received a "swag bag" full of snacks and Astros memorabilia--you can't go wrong with that! But the coolest thing?  Craig--Paige's favorite baseball player ever--visited with kids and their families during lunch, joked with them during photo ops, and was just all-around genuine in his interactions.  Great day of memory-making for us all!  

It's said a picture is worth a thousand words--looking at the smiles on these faces, I think that just may be an understatement.

A joyful heart is good medicine...   Proverbs 17:22

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