A message from Southeastern University student and baseball player Dan Valerio:
"Last February my father Dan Valerio SR suffered a massive stroke. He has battled through things physically and mentally. To this day he has made remarkable recovery regaining strength, but he is still trying to work to regain movement in his left leg. My dad is my best friend and my biggest supporter. It would mean everything to be able to support my dad and mom to get them to the World Series to see me play. With my mom working 3 jobs and my dad not working it's tough to afford a trip to Lewiston, Idaho. For the past two seasons I've performed at a high level just trying to make my family proud. They are my inspiration and my everything."
A message from campaign organizer Matt Higgins:"I'm so proud of Dan and the growth I've seen in his life this past year, from his performance on the field to his commitment to the local church to his genuine faith in what God can make possible when it comes to healing. He and his family have been through a lot this past year and I thought it would be so special to gather together as a community and help his parents make the trip to Lewiston for the World Series. While they continue to work to cover the ongoing medical costs associated with his dad’s condition, we can bless his family by covering the cost of a trip to Lewiston to see Dan play. Let’s help Dan’s fam get to Idaho!”