January 30, 2007

Mets play Wheelchair Wiffle Ball

Kit Stier at Mets.com, writes about Tom Glavine and the rest of the Mets playing wheelchair Wiffle Ball with students:

"It's humbling, it's uplifting, it's inspiring," Glavine said after spending some fun and quality time with kids in the school's noisy gym. "We're lucky. We're lucky that we're healthy first and foremost. And we're extremely lucky that we're able to play a sport for a living. I mean it doesn't get a whole lot better than that.

"And for us to do what we do and have the blessing that we have, and come here and see these kids who are living life with the cards they've been dealt ... it's a tough thing to watch and to imagine what they are going through. But at the same time it's uplifting because they don't act like it."

Watching the kids, some of whom must travel up to two hours one-way by bus each school day to attend the school, gave Glavine time to pause and give thanks.

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