Dodger Outfielder Matt Kemp Flies Cancer Patient In For A Game [VIDEO]
About three weeks ago we told you about Matt Kemp, star outfielder for the LA Dodgers, giving a ball, his hat jersey and cleats to a seriously ill young man after a game in San Francisco. It wasn’t a one-time deal. Kemp recently flew Joshua Jones, 19 and suffering from a terminal cancer, and his family from their home in Tracy, California to Dodger Stadium to meet his teammates on the field. It was a day to remember.
Kemp is one of the true “good guys” in baseball as witnessed by this effort as well as by this message he sent to the Chris Singleton Foundation, an organization helping victims of the Oklahoma tornado.
“Dear Families of OKC,
On Monday, out of concern and emotion I committed $1,000.00 for every home run I hit until the All-Star Break. It was a quick and small gesture in advance of what I knew would be my greater contribution through your rebuilding process. I am keeping my pledge and in addition, donating $250,000.00. May God bless you through this and the many generous donations coming to your aid.” -Matt Kemp #PrayforOklahoma”
A high five to Matt for his concern and compassion.