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Miracles in Milledgeville and Macon
Miracles in Milledgeville and Macon

As a young adult with a disability, there are activities and endeavors that I continually wish my limitations would allow me to do. Growing up, my twin sister was an athlete, playing literally every sport known to man, giving her all to everything she did on and off the courts and fields. While I loved watching her play and cheering her teams to victory, there was always part of me that wished I could participate. I loved having my nails painted and wearing the pink dresses, but what child wouldn't enjoy the thrill of swinging the bat to hit a ball out of the park?

It wasn't until two weeks ago that I learned of a local chapter of a now international organization which gives children with physical and cognitive impairments, just like I once was, the opportunity to play baseball. As the Miracle League slogan states, "every child deserves a chance to play baseball." I was so excited to find out about the cause and to help the Georgia College baseball team to make the endeavor a successful one.

After expressing enthusiasm to Georgia College head baseball coach Tom Carty, pictured with me above, I knew that this was going to be a cause I would want to spend a lifetime supporting and promoting. Georgia College supports the Miracle League of Macon, started by Dan and Virginia Morton, after their son, Alex, a high schooler with spina bifida and lifelong baseball fan, wished he could play the game just like he had seen friends and family do for all of his life. Georgia College's fundraiser for the league was held at John Kurtz Field on April 3, and on April 26, the baseball team will be traveling to the Miracle League field in Macon to assist the players as buddies in a game that will take place at 7:00 pm. 

For all of us devout Braves fans, it has been amazing to see our squad achieve a league-best record 11-1 at the start of the season, but isn't it even more amazing to see people of our community allowing all people, regardless of ability, enjoy America's favorite past time? I hope you'll join the Miracle League of Macon, myself, and Coach Carty and his Bobcats as we show our community what the game of baseball is really all about -- finding the diamonds in the rough around the diamond with three bases. 

You can follow the Miracle League of Macon on Facebook and find out more about Alex and his family's story here

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