John Sikorra is a high school student with a passionate love for baseball. He also is suffering from a rare, fatal, neuro-degenerative disorder known as Batten disease which has taken his eyesight in childhood and now is compromising his cognitive skills as well.
John has hung around his baseball team at Chaminade High School in West Hills, CA dreaming of the possibility of one day swinging for the fences. Two opposing coaches rose above normal competition and gave this kid a chance. Read the story, it will make you smile and restore your hope for goodness to happen to kids.
- I love the commitment and presence of John’s dad, Joe.
- I am moved by the love of the game – which allows kids to play with abandon and not performance.
- I support caring for an individual student – setting aside protocol and letting him shine if just for a moment.