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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

A Pitch for Jack

Jack is the same today.....shallow breathing, but not stopping as much as he was last night.

Jack has always loved baseball. Our parish had bracelets made up in June to sell at our festival for Make-A-Wish. They have the school colors and say "Got your back, Jack #4". That was Jack's uniform number in 2005 when he was diagnosed with cancer. He's always loved the Cincinnati Reds too. One of his wishes was to meet the Reds and throw out an opening pitch. He was supposed to do that tomorrow night. Over 300 members of our parish and lots of family friends have bought tickets for tomorrow night's game. Now, of course, he won't be able to do that. So his older sister and brother will do it for him instead. Suzy's parents are going to walk out on the field with them. The Reds asked Jay to write something that they could read to the crowd and asked for a picture of Jack to put up on the screen. I'm sitting here crying just thinking about how hard it's going to be tomorrow night to be there.

Thank you to everyone for your kind words and prayers...you are all a witness to us of our Lord's neverending love....
My brother was wearing one of Jack's bracelets last time he visited. I checked with Barb at the time to see if there were enough left to offer them here, but they were mostly sold out.

The Reds are playing the Padres tomorrow night, if anyone is interested in tuning in.

7 comments:

Rick Lugari said...

How touching. Makes me wish I was there, bracelet on wrist.

rhonda lugari said...

The game is not being shown in our area. Instead, we have to watch (or not) Detroit embarrass themselves-again. It's not fair.

PB said...

Being another Detroiter I also find it irritating that ESPN has decided to pick up the Tigers game, considering Fox Sports is already running it too.

Anonymous said...

Oh, my heart is breaking.

I'll pray for the family again.

-Christine
http://ramblinggopsoccermom.blogspot.com
http://domestic-vocation.blogspot.com

Rich Leonardi said...

Prayers from Cincinnati.

Kathy said...

Praying every day for Jack and his family. I come from a family of huge baseball fans--this really touched my heart.

MrsDarwin said...

I'm sorry to say that the Padres spanked the Reds last night, 10-0. Ooof. How 'bout them Reds, huh?