Field of Miracles
Emmy® Award nominee! Former Cincinnati Reds first baseman Sean Casey and his wife founded Casey’s Clubhouse to help fundraising efforts to build a Miracle League Field for special needs kids in Pittsburgh. The field opened this past summer and has become a special addition to the city.
Chloe Kondrich is one of the Miracle League’s many enthusiastic players. Chloe was born with Down syndrome and her father, Kurt, is an advocate for the inclusion and early intervention of children with special needs.
Shawna Palmer, another of the Miracle League’s hard-hitters, has a rare chromosomal condition called Tetrasomy 18p. After being diagnosed in the womb, doctors encouraged Shawna’s mother Karen to abort her. The doctors believed that aborting Shawna would give her twin brother Shane a better shot at survival. But Karen ultimately decided she couldn’t go through with that. And after seeing Shawna light up the Miracle Field, she can’t imagine not having both of her twins.
At the time of filming, 250 Miracle League organizations in the US, Puerto Rico, Canada and even Australia. were serving more than 200,000 children with disabilities.
Season 6. 22 minutes