7-year-old Gabriel Davis gets experience of lifetime at Thursday’s Cleveland Indians game, thanks to Meritech
Meritech was the presenting partner of our very popular Terry Francona Scooter Bobblehead on Sept. 12, and each company that helps us with one of our promo items gets a perk: A first pitch, which they can pick someone internally, or a client, to throw.
Meritech did something different: The company donated the first pitch, to 7-yeear-old Gabriel Davis.
Here’s Gabriel’s story, courtesy of Meritech:
Gabriel was adopted from an orphanage in Ghana West Africa four years ago. He was abandoned because of a severe leg deformity. After coming to live in the United States he has endured four major surgeries and has many more to come in next few years. We were told the news that the surgeries were not successful and as a result Gabe will not be able to walk on prosthetics as an adult. He will be bound to a wheel chair.
This has not deterred Gabe’s love and desire to be a pitcher on a baseball team. This 7-year-old little guy loves to play catch and work on his “pick off” move to second base! Gabe had to have part of both legs amputated so he has developed his own unique way to pitch. His dream is to be a pitcher and because of his love for baseball we are hoping his dream will be a reality some day.
This would be such a huge honor for any 7-year-old but especially for Gabe after the year of surgeries and disappointing results of the surgeries he has had over the past year.