10-year-old makes key catch for UNC baseball team
Mar 26, 2011
Zion Kinlaw, of Wilmington, caught the first pitch for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels Saturday in celebration of his recovery from brain surgery.
Zion first met the team last fall when he and his mother, Jennifer Kinlaw, stopped at Boshamer Stadium before a doctor appointment. Zion was diagnosed with a brain cyst in October and had surgery at UNC Hospitals. Members of the team regularly visited Zion during his recovery and welcomed him back to the playing field Saturday.
Zion hopes to be behind the plate for his Wilmington-area youth team this spring.
While Zion was a patient at UNC Hospitals, his family raised $10,000 for the UNC’s Pediatric Neurosurgery unit. Zion presented the check to Dr. Victor Perry before Saturday's game.
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RE: 10-year-old makes key catch for UNC baseball teamAwesome!
RE: 10-year-old makes key catch for UNC baseball teamGood stuff...
RE: 10-year-old makes key catch for UNC baseball teamTHIS is a great story. Best of luck to this young man and his family, hope all goes well for him from this point forward. Congratulations, and "great job" to everyone at UNC hospital - world class, second to none.
In all of the State-Duke-UNC stuff we oftentimes forget how lucky we in this "triangle" area ALL are to have three world-class universities (Duke and UNC with top-notch medical schools and hospitals), and with both ECU and Wake Forest not being too far (both, again, with excellent medical schools and hospitals), the entire population of this great state should just be thankful we live in such an area.
Kudos again to the UNC staff for the care they gave young Zion, and best of luck to him.