Heartland Hospice serving Miami Valley treated patient, Donald Myers, to a day at the ballpark to see a Cincinnati Reds game.
Donald has loved major league baseball ever since he saw his first game as a small child. In fact, he would play baseball all summer long with the neighborhood kids and family cow (the cow serving as home plate). Throughout the years, Donald developed a love for the Cincinnati Reds, admiring and cheering on his favorite player, Pete Rose.
“Donald always has a positive disposition and eagerly wanted to attend the ALS Cincinnati Reds vs. Miami Marlin game,” stated Candy Null, Heartland Chaplain. “We were very excited that Donald was able to attend the game with his daughter and grandson,” added Sara Whitman, Heartland Administrator.
Donald enjoyed every minute of the game from start to finish. He received a Reds gift basket and was visited by the Reds mascot, Mr. Red. There were tears of joy throughout the game. The Reds even won the game which brought even more excitement and joy for Donald.
“Experiencing the joy of the game with his family was a wish come true for Donald,” said Amy Holderman, Heartland Social Worker.