On a mission years in the making, 8 year old Hailey Dawson finally finished her goal this past weekend of throwing out a pitch at all thirty MLB stadiums. The reason? From KTNV:
Hailey was born with Poland Syndrome, missing a pectoral muscle and three fingers on her right hand. Her family partnered with students at UNLV to create a new hand using a 3D printer. With physical therapy, she improved her pitches.
Hailey is now raising money for UNLV to create and donate hands similar to her.
“I want people to know, if I can do it, you can do it,” she said.
After completing the journey with the Angels she noted it was, “now just time to relax”. In case you’re stuck in the huge swatch of country covered in gross weather right now, here’s a scroll-through-pick-me-up of her path to thirty in order:
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
Chicago White Sox
St. Louis Cardinals
New York Yankees
New York Mets
Boston Red Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers
Toronto Blue Jays
Tampa Bay Rays
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels
Congrats to Hailey & good on her for raising funds so others can reach their goals. Looks like it’s been a good year for her with baseball all around..