Let’s go out to the ballgame and lend a hand to a family in need

Dear readers,

As you know, here at Babalu we occasionally ask you to reach into your pockets and help us to help others. On one occasion it was a fellow blogger that needed funds to get to China to adopt their child. On another occasion it was sponsoring a runner for a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Marathon. On another occasion it was Hurricane Katrina relief. You’ve always answered the call.

Today we received an appeal about Ana-Alicia Fernandez. Ms. Fernandez is a 19-year old woman who was injured by a hit and run boater in 1995, when she was only six years old. Ms. Fernandez requires a ventilator to stay alive and moving her to doctors appointments and otherwise getting her out of the house is an incredible task because her family does not have the proper vehicle.

That’s where you come in. On Sunday, August 31st, the Florida Marlins will be taking on the New York Mets and the club is putting together a group package from which proceeds will go toward a high-top convertible van with the necessary wheelchair ramp and the modifications required.

Tickets to the game in the section reserved for this event normally cost $23. The Marlins are making them available for $20. We’d need a minimum of 20 people to commit to buying a ticket to put together a Babalu group in support. I will be purchasing the minimum 20 tickets for our group. If you are interested in a night at the ballpark with fellow Babalusians send me an email at conductor@babalublog.com. Please make sure to reference Ana-Alica in the subject line.

You can read more about Ana-Alicia by clicking for the PDF here: Download file.

P.S. The game is right at the end of the baseball season. The Marlins are currently in 2nd place after leading the division for most of the year. There are couple of injured players who are expected to come back which means the team could be even stronger down the stretch. Bottom line is that this game just might be a very important one for the Marlins and it’s certainly going to be important for Ana-Alicia and her family. Join us for a night at the ballpark.

2 thoughts on “Let’s go out to the ballgame and lend a hand to a family in need”

  1. Hi Val: this is Martha Rivera (Ivan’s wife from UM) I need to comment on Ana-Alicia. I met her her mom this week at Miami Children’s Hospital and she is the most loving, caring and spiritual person who loves her child dearly. This young lady is her whole life and in her heart one day her daughter will get better. Thank you for giving the community the the opportunity to donate to help the family out. You are the best!!

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