7 hours ago
Saturday, July 25, 2009
A Little Leaguer with cerebral palsy gets to hang with the Yankees
I just got home from BlogHer, will post about it by Monday, lots to tell! First, I had to tell you about this. A few years ago a friend introduced me to Richard Ellenson, the guy who created the Tango, a groundbreaking communication device. He has a wonderful kid, Tom, who has cerebral palsy. Richard, who at first knew nothing about augmentative communication, created the device to help his son interact with the world.
I was just roaming around Twitter and saw a few people had linked to a story about a Little Leaguer with cerebral palsy who got to hang out with the Yankees this week. I go to check it out and, holy cow, it's Tom! It made me cry, from happiness.
The Yankees also made a $10,000 donation to United Cerebral Palsy in Tom's name.
Richard and Tom, you amaze me.