Field of Dreams

Anyone else read Angelique Chengelis’ story about the Miracle League of Michigan? Talk about a story in the Metro Detroit area to make you smile.

Miracle League is a baseball league for children and adults with disabilities. They play on a special field to accomodate wheelchairs and walkers.

From their website:

Physically and mentally challenged children are paired with able-bodied volunteer “buddies” who assist them in batting catching, throwing and running. Every child gets a turn at bat and in the outfield, and every child gets across home plate. The point of the game is less about baseball and more about fun! The benefits gained by everyone involved are tremendous. The child’s self esteem grows, they make friends, become less isolated and “just become a regular kid, not a kid with a disability.”

Interested in volunteering with this great group? Click here. Or donate so any child can participate without concerns about cost. Often families with disabled children face hefty medical costs but this shouldn’t prevent a child from being a child.

We need more things like the Miracle League in the Metro Detroit area that make children and adults smile.

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