I am a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. I believe in sharing my talents and experiences by giving back to the community by giving my time to coaching, church and especially to the disability community. I truly believe that all men and women are created equally.
As many of you know, we have a Challenger Baseball Disvison right here in Cudahy. With the help and support of the Cudahy St Francis Little Baseball Association we have grown our league from about 8 kids 3 years ago to 23 kids today. Some of the challenges that the the kids face range from Cerebral Palsy, to Down sydrome, from Autism, to Fragile X syndrome and everything in between.
Today, my wife and I start a string of about 10 days where we will only have 1 kid at home. The younger 2 left on vacation with their grandparents from Indiana this morning. The are heading back East, the only 2 scheduled events are the Marine Corps Museum and the Marine Barracks Show, which they saw last summer. There is the possibility of a stop in Hershey, PA for rides and chocolate. Tyler was asked about going, but since Angie and I were not going to be able to go, my Dad did not feel he could take the care that Tyler needs. My Dad was also taking my sister, who is wheelchair bound with MS. So my two other kids will be doing some pushing while on vacation.
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to spend about an hour at the Cudahy Health Department. While Carol Wantuch and her staff are probably best known for their efforts with the City Evacuation in 2009 and their H1N1 Clinic, so much more goes on in the Health Department.
I hope everybody had enjoyable 4th of July Weekend. I know that the Fech Family did. As always, the kids enjoyed participating in the Cudahy Parade. My daughter with Lincoln School and the boys with the Cudahy St Francis Little Baseball Association.
As we approach the long July 4th Holiday weekend. I try to remember to reread the Declartaion of Independence. It is always a good reminder of why we Love living in America. It is a day when it seems all Americans feel the same way about our Country. I often wish both political parties and many more Americans would take the time to reread this important document. I have included it hear for your enjoyment.