— Days Without Shea —

Filed under: Baseball | Shea
by Kingman on May 26 at 11:16AM

BobmcgrathLoge13 has done plenty of grousing about tickets, new stadiums, ad nauseum.

So here’s a sweet Shea story to start the long weekend:

Last week, Bob McGrath of Sesame Street fame and an organization called Songs of Love cut a record with 15,000 kids at Shea Stadium.

The track was cut for one boy: a six-year-old kid from the Bronx named Ronald Sterling who was born with Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome, a rare genetic immune disease that has already claimed the life of his older brother.

Songs of Love is a nonprofit that writes and records one-of-a-kind tunes for sick children.

The organization was founded by John Beltzer. He works with child life specialists and social workers all over the country who request songs for children.

The track cut at Shea was the 12,000 recording done by Songs of Love.

The song lyrics refer to everything Ronald loves, from spiderman, doughnuts and sports. Mr. Met delivered a copy of the recording personally to Ronald, who is a patient at St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital.

More on the recording here.

Listen to the song here.

 




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