Monday, August 24, 2009

Phillies & Eagles support our troops

by Tamara Kells

In July, I ran a story about Ricky Alvaro, a reader’s son. He had been deployed to Iraq, & is in a mobile unit. Conditions there are Spartan, at best. The article was about homeschoolers coming together to send care packages. However, that was just a small piece of the story.

When Rick’s mom asked him what he wanted friends & family to send, his request was both unusual & touching. Rather than the normal request for creature comforts, his greatest wish was DVDs of his beloved Philadelphia Phillies. That, & his glove & ball.

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