Thursday, September 20, 2007

My nominee for nice story of the week, is this story about the Miracle League, a baseball league for disabled children. The little guy in the photo suffers from a condition where his spine doesn't connect to his legs, but check out the look on his face as he closes his eyes and swings at the ball, and you can tell the people who put this league together are doing a good thing.

It's been an exhausting week, and this, for me, was a nice reminder that work isn't everything, and it's important to keep things in perspective.

The League has been an inspiration for the non-disabled participants too. Each of the players is assigned an "Angel in the Outfield" who assists the player during the game. This young man, who was in a program for trouble youth, came to the League the first time as part of a public service assignment, and now comes back on his own.

May we all do something this weekend to put a smile on someone's face.


Blogger NY KAT said...

I saw this great article. Unfortunately I couldn't find any info about it in this area.

7:24 AM  
Blogger sage said...

thanks for the nice post--the look on that kid's face is precious. It's also been a busy week for me and i'm taking a few minutes during lunch to read blogs--unfortunately my weekend and Monday are also going to be hectic.

9:13 AM  
Blogger GetFlix said...

Great post, and you make a great point, Diane.

10:07 AM  
Blogger v said...

Yeah, what an amazing, inspiring organization. Thank you for posting about it.

11:32 PM  
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