Sick Bel Air Boy Throws Oriole's First Pitch
The event was designed to brighten the day of an ailing child.
A Bel Air boy had the experience of a lifetime when he threw the opening ceremonial pitch at an Oriole's game.
Ashton Dean, age 7, of Bel Air was "ecstatic" to throw the first pitch at the July 1 Orioles game in Baltimore, according to a post by the Casey Cares Foundation.
Ashton suffers from a congenital brain malformation, and when he was six months old had a stroke due to the tangle of arteries and veins related to the malformation, according to a release from the foundation.
"Ashton has been through so much and the hardest thing as a parent is watching your child suffer," Betsy Dean, Ashton's mom, said in the release.
The boy has been on treatment through Johns Hopkins Hospital since the stroke, the release states.
The first-pitch opportunity was arranged by the Casey Cares Foundation, a non-profit that offers personalized programs to critically ill children and their families.
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