Major League Baseball welcomed six wish kids and their families for the 2012 All-Star Week in Kansas City.
Major League Baseball welcomed six wish kids and their families for the 2012 All-Star Week in Kansas City. Their first official event was a welcome reception where they received a personalized All-Star jersey, bat and goody bag. Day Two started with a behind-the-scenes tour of MLB FanFest. That evening, the kids and their families watched both the Sirius XM Futures Game and the Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game from a private suite.
The following day started with an All-Star Brunch. Then it was back to the ballpark for field access during batting practice for the State Farm Home Run Derby as part of the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day. They also posed for photos with their favorite MLB players.
Finally, the wish kids and their families watched the 83rd MLB All-Star Game from their suite, and visited with MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. MLB and Make-A-Wish created an experience that six wish kids will always remember.
From left to right: Roman, 13, pulmonary disease; Melissa, 14, cancer; Jeffrey, 20, chronic lung disease and esophageal atresia; MLB Commissioner Bud Selig; Ben, 14, tetralogy of Fallot; John, 11, immune deficiency syndrome; and Duncan, 17, myelodysplastic syndrome