MA Boy with Cerebral Palsy Throws Red Sox First Pitch

A Boston-area boy born with Spastic Displegia, a form of cerebral palsy, recently was able to live out the dream of countless New Englanders when he threw out the first pitch at a Boston Red Sox game,

Thirteen-year-old Joe Scarlata was born with cerebral palsy that significantly affects movement in his limbs. He has been a regular patient at Boston Children’s Hospital since he was two, and has already undergone four major hip surgeries.

Scarlata was asked to throw out the first pitch of the Red Sox’ September 21 game at Fenway Park against the Baltimore Orioles in recognition of a recent $25,000 CVS Caremark donation to the hospital. That donation marked $1 million-plus CVS Caremark donations that have been donated to Boston Children’s hospital, and will be used for the hospital’s Cerebral Palsy Program and Augmentative Communication Program, the Fenway-Kenmore Patch reported.

As for Scarlata, his treatments have enabled him to attend school at The Cotting School, and he recently was able to move well enough to  make the team in his town’s baseball league.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, call Sokolove Law today to learn more about pursuing a cerebral palsy lawsuit.


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