Life is full of surprises! At an Atlanta Braves baseball game last week, AJC’s Carroll Rogers writes, the singer for the national anthem was a radiant Lily Anderson, 10 years old, and in treatment for neuroblastoma. During a beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, catcher J. C. Boscan noticed something. Lily’s mom was wearing a bracelet on her arm that matched his, the green one he never takes off. It reads, “Anderson Power, Pray for Lily.”
It turns out that this was the same Lily Anderson that Boscan had met a whole year earlier at a Gwinnett Braves game. She had given him her bracelet and he has worn it as a constant reminder ever since. Commenting to the AJC, Boscan said, “There are things outside of baseball. Sometimes we need to think of those people and have them in our prayers, especially little girls or little boys like that who are suffering from a disease. I think it’s the right thing to do.” Read the full story or listen to Lily sing the national anthem.
What a great story! Do you have someone who inspires you to keep in mind all those who are going through something like that?
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