Monday, August 20, 2007

Sweet Caroline...TJ and Tek

A truly unexpected positive by-product of TJ's diagnosis is that friends, family, and even strangers have come from far and wide to offer support.

After his stay in Children's, TJ was selected to participate in the Tek's 33s program, sponsored by none other than Red Sox catcher and team captain Jason Varitek. Our family (along with the amazing "aunt" Amy) attend the August 14th Sox game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

What an amazing day! Before the game even started we were treated to a private batting practice, and Jason Varitek graciously met with the 4 patients from Children's, signing shirts, hats, gloves, and anything else they tossed his way. We had dinner on Yawkey Way, tried to get on TV behind Rem Dawg, and cheered as loud as we could all night. Gwen even let Thomas touch her - if ever so briefly - while they posed for this picture.

And... the game was amazing, culminating in the Sox winning when Varitek scored the game winning run. Who could ask for more, really!

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