What could be more fun than enjoying a summer night of baseball? For many children with cerebral palsy, the only thing better is getting to hang out at the ballpark with the doctors, nurses and other providers who take good care of you at Akron Children’s Hospital.
About 215 patients and family members attended the event on June 29 at Canal Park with Akron’s Rubber Ducks facing the Altoona Curve.
Before the game, patients got to play ring toss, get “tattoos,” and, in an activity called “rock my ride,” decorate their wheelchairs with streamers and balloons. They also got to get fun, prop-filled photos taken with their doctors.
Andrew Frient, 7, son of NDSC nurse Jessica Frient, threw out the first pitch.
While the medical building they frequent for appointments was just across the Ohio & Erie Canal and in view from the ballpark, this night was just about fun and being a kid. The smiles say it all.