Found May 08, 2013 on
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Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke has written a wonderful piece about the wonderful thing Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp did recently to brighten one young fan’s day amid suffering through a devastating and fatal illness.
On Tuesday, video surfaced of Matt Kemp giving an autographed ball, and then his hat, jersey and shoes to a disabled young fan at AT&T Park following a weekend game against the San Francisco Giants.
The video documented a scene that was a touching, heartwarming and special on its own, but now with Plaschke providing additional facts about what happened and the backstory of this poor young man, sadly, the heartwarming story is turned into something a little more heartbreaking.
It turns out that the young man has a terminal illness and doctors say that he has only 90 days to live.
First, the video:
Plaschke reports that Kemp promised Giants third base coach Tim Wallach that he would visit the young man, who we now know as Joshua Jones, a 19-year-o...
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Kemp, who recently gave a sick fan not only an autographed baseball but his game jersey, hat and cleats, was beyond moved when he came into contact with Joshua Jones, a 19-year-old from Tracy, Calif., suffering from inoperable tumors in his spine and has been given 90 days to live.
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Over the last couple days Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has gotten a lot of attention for an act of kindness that he showed to a young fan over the weekend during the team's series with the San Francisco Giants. In this clip he talks about the whole scene, how he didn't know anyone was filming, and why he did what he did.
After seeing the clip of him giving...
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The YouTube description reads:
Matt Kemp is such a great person. He came over after the game and made one of my best friends...
From a fantasy perspective I--like many guys out there--have always been a fan of Matt Kemp (sorry man, I'm an Astros and Rangers fan). However, after watching this clip of what he did during last weekend's Dodgers/Giants series Matt Kemp will forever be one of my favorite players.
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