I never thought I would be the person who loves going to baseball games. I would catch an Angels game on TV every once and a while but I wasn’t full into the game. It wasn’t until I went to my first Angels game where I fell in love with the team.
Driving up to the stadium, all I could see was this gigantic Angels baseball hat.
Then walking into the stadium, it was just filled with this electricity of excitement. There was music blaring and crowds of people all wearing red. We found our seats and I could barely focus on the game for the first 30 minutes. I was in awe of sitting in front of the catcher. Watching the vendors passing cotton candy. People cheering. It was incredible.
I finally got all the fuss about going to an Angels game.
The Anaheim Angels have partnered up with St. Joseph’s Health to promote and recognize the special moments and local heroes in Southern California that make a difference in our lives every day. They even made a website (Halo Moments) where you can upload pictures and stories to nominate a special hero in your life.
I thought this was the perfect opportunity to nominate and recognize a hero in Southern California. You might know her mom Sarah from Little Penelope Lane. Meet Katie.
Katie Hull is a lovely, bright, and happy ten-year-old girl. She was born with lots of love and a physical challenge called Spina Bifida. This neurological disorder led a newborn Katie to her first operation within just a few hours of her birth. While Katie has paralysis of her feet and partial paralysis of her legs, she can do more things than many people without physical challenges.
With wheelchair in tow, Katie enjoys many exciting activities. Katie has participated in a 5K wheelchair race, as the youngest female racer. She surfs, skis, swims, loves art, crafts, writing, and more. She is a natural advocate for children with disabilities and has served as Little Miss Wheelchair, California. From speaking at events, enjoying her life, and dreaming of the future, Katie is a constant inspiration.
Katie is a constant inspiration to me. I swear she does more in one day than I do in a month. I think the biggest moment she has accomplished has been her book, “Katie Can Do and You Can Too“. Yup, not only does Katie surf, ski, and participate in 5K races, she wrote a book.
Katie is the perfect example of a local hero in Southern California.