Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Let's go out to the ballgame and lend a hand to a family in need

Dear readers,

Today I received an appeal about Ana-Alicia Fernandez. Ms. Fernandez is a 19-year old woman who was injured by a hit and run boater in 1995, when she was only six years old. Ms. Fernandez requires a ventilator to stay alive and moving her to doctors appointments and otherwise getting her out of the house is an incredible task because her family does not have the proper vehicle.

That's where you come in. On Sunday, August 31st, the Florida Marlins will be taking on the New York Mets and the club is putting together a group package from which proceeds will go toward a high-top convertible van with the necessary wheelchair ramp and the modifications required.

Tickets to the game in the section reserved for this event normally cost $23. The Marlins are making them available for $20. We'd need a minimum of 20 people to commit to buying a ticket to put together a group in support. I will be purchasing the minimum 20 tickets for our group. If you are interested in a night at the ballpark to help Ana-Alicia send me an email at conductor@babalublog.com. Please make sure to reference Ana-Alica in the subject line.

You can read more about Ana-Alicia by clicking for the PDF here: Download file.

P.S. The game is right at the end of the baseball season. The Marlins are currently in 2nd place after leading the division for most of the year. There are couple of injured players who are expected to come back which means the team could be even stronger down the stretch. Bottom line is that this game just might be a very important one for the Marlins and it's certainly going to be important for Ana-Alicia and her family. Join me for a night at the ballpark.

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