Al, 71, has a strong passion for baseball, especially for the Boston Red Sox. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Al has been a fan since he was young. He played baseball as a child and continued playing until he was in his late forties. He was a great athlete who could throw a baseball at 90 miles per hour. Although Al no longer plays, baseball continues to be his passion. His Wish of a Lifetime was to attend a Red Sox game at Fenway Park one more time.
In addition to baseball, Al enjoys helping others. He is involved with Meals on Wheels, delivering food to elderly folks at their homes. Al is also very passionate about his family. He is a big family man, who has seven children, 24 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He focuses all his time and energy on them and never on himself. Al has been a huge help to his son, Anthony, who is currently living with him.
Thanks to Wish of a Lifetime, Al was able to attend a Red Sox game with Anthony. For Al, getting a chance to see a game and having his son come and bond with him were just what he needed to have a great evening. “The whole game was a highlight. I feel like it added a lot to my life,” said Al. “It fulfilled something where I had an empty spot.”
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