The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida and “Wish Kid” David Thompson were recently featured during a Florida Marlins broadcast on Fox Sports Net. David is a promising high school pitcher whose baseball career has been derailed by common variable immune deficiency, a genetic condition which results in David being very prone to sickness, infection, and injury.
David’s wish was to travel to Los Angeles to have a biomechanical evaluation of his pitching motion by former major league pitcher and current USC coach Tom House. He shared the power of his wish with Allison Williams in this video.
(Bonus points to those who knew that it was Tom House who caught Hank Aaron’s 715th home run ball in the Atlanta Braves bullpen).