On Sept. 26, 2012 my wife and I had our first little boy. He was born with a Congenital Heart Defect aka CHD. We didn't know anything was wrong until after he was born, so it was a big shock to say the least. When we were in the hospital we used an idea from Pinterest which was putting Jaxon's hand print on a baseball. For 5 minutes we were not thinking of the situation, instead we was actually enjoying a normal baby thing with our baby. Instantly that baseball became one of my most prized possessions, and since then God has put it on my heart to share this priceless gift with others!
We donate a baseball, a baseball case, an ink pad, a mini Louisville Slugger bat and a Lil Silver Slugger Award which is given to the toughest and bravest Lil’ Sluggers after their surgeries. Our Lil' Sluggers also get their very own personalized baseball card on our website. We also provide emotional and spiritual support to these families, as on our official web site we have a tab where families can submit their prayer requests. The hardest thing about having an organization like this is that not every baby makes it through their surgeries; in remembrance of those babies we donate a full size Louisville Slugger Bat that is personalized just for those families. These babies are also remembered with an online baseball card that can be viewed in the "Angels Above the Outfield" section of our website. We have recently opened this section to also remember the donor families that have lost their children. We do help out financially through silent auctions and providing meal tickets and parking passes to those families with longer hospital stays.