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Mason's Baseball Dream

wish child Mason with Adam Eaton

“ Nothing could stop him from being a part of his favorite team. ”

Mason, 12, from downstate Serena is an energetic, charismatic kid that loves sports. “Whether it is football, basketball, or a baseball Mason always has a ball in his hand”, said his mother Susan. His favorite sport above all else is baseball. Diagnosed with a congenital cardiac condition, Mason’s wish was to be a White Sox player for the day. Nothing could top Mason becoming a member of his favorite team from the South Side.

Mason and his family were picked up in a limo and driven VIP style to the ballpark. There Mason was greeted by his favorite player Adam Eaton and they went on a tour locker room where he received a signed jersey and baseball bat along with a multitude of White Sox gear. Mason took the field to warm up with the team and participated in batting practice. He was excited to show off his hitting skills and received pointers from White Sox players. After batting practice Mason and his family enjoyed watching the White Sox take on the Oakland Athletics.

See a video of Mason's White Sox experience.

Mason’s mother shared that from start to end the experience was amazing and to see Mason on the field with the players was wonderful. The whole family was very grateful to everyone involved for creating an experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives. Susan shared, “It was a very humbling experience to see Make-A-Wish and the White Sox organization pull out all the stops for us.”

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