Love Letters from Lucky: Javy Báez
Love Letters From Pronk is an ongoing series where Pronk shares his love for somebody connected to the Cubs. Sometimes funny, sometimes weird, Pronk likes to make 100% sure people know that they are loved, and best expresses that through gushing letters.
This time we're going off-script and doing a letter from special guest Lucky McMahon to his favorite baseball player, Chicago Cubs stud Javy Báez.
Before we get to the letter, I want to share with you all a video of Lucky trying to imitate his favorite Cubs player, Javy Báez. Lucky is a left hander, but bats righty, just like his hero.
Dear Javy Báez,
Hi, my name is Lucky Liam McMahon and I am 5 years old. My mom is helping me write this letter since I really don’t know how to write as of yet.
I want you to know that you are my favorite player of all time. I know that you get a lot of fan mail and all but mom says it is okay to write you, and see how you are doing and let you know how much I love you! I have watched you play since I was 2 and I love how you slide into the bases, and I yell when you hit a home run and yell at you when you miss a ball, but that’s okay I still love you.
I want to be like you when I grow up, I want to be able to run, slide and hit the home runs. But the thing is, I have a
condition called hydrocephalus and a chiari malformation that takes that ability away from me at the moment, but when I watch you play it gives me hope that one day I can still be like you!
Báez, keep playing the game so I can keep watching you and mom keeps telling me to stop sliding around the house because I’m not you. Well maybe one day, my dream of meeting you and seeing you play close up will come true. I can even dream of running the bases with you! Dreams can come true!
Take care and much love!
Lucky Liam McMahon
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If this story has affected you personally and you'd like to help out, here are some suggestions:
• From Paula: For Lucky, support him, which has been wonderful. 😁I let Lucky experience everything with life. I want him to experience everything, take it all in. Think about contributing to the Hydrocephalus Association to help find a cure. In September, I am holding a very first Hydrocephalus Walk to raise funding for Hydrocephalus to help bring awareness to Hydrocephalus on September 26th 2020 in the Decatur IL area.
• Lucky LOVES baseball cards. Lots of people will send him baseball cards. He loves getting surprise packages of Cubs stuff. It really makes his heart smile. If you've got something to send him, let me know, and I can get you his address.
• Finally, a family friend put together a GoFundMe for Lucky's upcoming dental surgery. In this complicated age of health insurance, Lucky will incur about $2000+ worth of dental bills that insurance won't touch. Paula needs the money by April 3, 2020, with Lucky's surgery scheduled for April 17th. As of right now, if everyone who follows Cubs DNA on Twitter gives just $3, we can fully fill his fundraiser. That's such an achievable number, so I encourage you to be part of a team effort. Let's change Lucky's life!