Mlb Player Visits Terminally Ill Kids At Special Camp, Says It's "Best Day" Of His Life.
  • Most people see days off as a chance to unwind, catch up on chores, and get in some much-needed “me time.”



    MLB player Yasiel Puig certainly could have used that time to catch his breath when he got his first free day in three weeks. But the Cleveland Indians’ right fielder had something better in mind: bringing joy to sick and dying children.

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    It all started when Puig’s good friend, Irv Bauman, asked for a favor. Irv’s grandson helps out at Camp Simcha, an overnight summer camp where the majority of attendees are children and teens who have cancer and other terminal diseases.

    Irv hoped Puig would visit the kids to brighten their day. Puig loved the idea, so in August he hopped on a helicopter bound for Glen Spey, New York.

    yasiel puig camp simcha
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    Puig expected a somber atmosphere when he entered the camp, his face hidden by a mascot-like tiger head. But when he removed his disguise, he was greeted by dozens of ecstatic fans!

    For four hours, Puig talked with the kids, signed baseball caps, played catch, danced, and even crowd-surfed!

    puig with fan at camp simcha
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    But most importantly, he made sure every child he met felt special and seen.

    puig with fan at camp simcha
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    Unfortunately, not every camper was well enough to participate in the group activities, so Puig paid a special visit to the infirmary to spend time with a sick little boy.

    A person who was at the camp that day tweeted photos and videos of the visit, writing


    , “Yasiel visited a child in the infirmary, and he would not leave until they found Waldo. He spent ten minutes with him looking.”

    puig with sick boy in infirmary
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    When the day ended, Puig was overwhelmed by the positive response. “I received messages from a mother that said, ‘Mr. Bauman, I have to thank you. I have not seen my son smile like that since he was born,'” he said


    . “I was almost crying, I got so emotional myself.”

    puig hugs fan at camp simcha
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    While he undoubtedly left a mark on those children’s hearts, he insists they did the same for him. They inspired him, and he wants to go back as soon as possible. Describing what he called the best day of his life, Puig said:

    I never expected it to be this way. I said, ‘Oh, I’m going to visit sick kids. It’s gonna be more slowed down, sitting in the room, explaining about life, keep going, fight.’ I only said like two or three words because these kids never stopped. They were excited.”

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  • Mlb Player Visits Terminally Ill Kids At Special Camp, Says It's "Best Day" Of His Life.
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    Most people see days off as a chance to unwind, catch up on chores, and get in some much-needed “me time.”



    MLB player Yasiel Puig certainly could have used that time to catch his breath when he got his first free day in three weeks. But the Cleveland Indians’ right fielder had something better in mind: bringing joy to sick and dying children.

    yasiel puig
    Facebook

    It all started when Puig’s good friend, Irv Bauman, asked for a favor. Irv’s grandson helps out at Camp Simcha, an overnight summer camp where the majority of attendees are children and teens who have cancer and other terminal diseases.

    Irv hoped Puig would visit the kids to brighten their day. Puig loved the idea, so in August he hopped on a helicopter bound for Glen Spey, New York.

    yasiel puig camp simcha
    Twitter

    Puig expected a somber atmosphere when he entered the camp, his face hidden by a mascot-like tiger head. But when he removed his disguise, he was greeted by dozens of ecstatic fans!

    For four hours, Puig talked with the kids, signed baseball caps, played catch, danced, and even crowd-surfed!

    puig with fan at camp simcha
    Twitter

    But most importantly, he made sure every child he met felt special and seen.

    puig with fan at camp simcha
    Twitter

    Unfortunately, not every camper was well enough to participate in the group activities, so Puig paid a special visit to the infirmary to spend time with a sick little boy.

    A person who was at the camp that day tweeted photos and videos of the visit, writing


    , “Yasiel visited a child in the infirmary, and he would not leave until they found Waldo. He spent ten minutes with him looking.”

    puig with sick boy in infirmary
    Twitter

    When the day ended, Puig was overwhelmed by the positive response. “I received messages from a mother that said, ‘Mr. Bauman, I have to thank you. I have not seen my son smile like that since he was born,'” he said


    . “I was almost crying, I got so emotional myself.”

    puig hugs fan at camp simcha
    Twitter

    While he undoubtedly left a mark on those children’s hearts, he insists they did the same for him. They inspired him, and he wants to go back as soon as possible. Describing what he called the best day of his life, Puig said:

    I never expected it to be this way. I said, ‘Oh, I’m going to visit sick kids. It’s gonna be more slowed down, sitting in the room, explaining about life, keep going, fight.’ I only said like two or three words because these kids never stopped. They were excited.”

    Check out a sweet compilation from the best parts of his visit below, and share to spread the joy.

     


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE STAY INSPIRED APP NOW
 Share on Facebook

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