There were no PowerPoint presentations at this gathering of public health professionals, advocates, and supporters! When the Red Sox invited us to have “MPHA Day at Fenway,” we had a feeling many would want to join in the fun. Time to chill and relax with colleagues, friends, and family members is invaluable, no more so than for our LiveWell Springfield partner, Laura Hurley and her son Finnbar. Laura sent us this message which has buoyed us all month: “Finn has had a very hard year medically so this (Red Sox game) is a great treat for him and his buddy. We are always in and out of Boston to go to Children’s Hospital and this (time) we get to do something fun while we are there! Thank you MPHA, for this great opportunity–sometimes you just don’t know the great impact it has on people and families!”
Thanks to everyone who came and cheered on the team to a 4-2 win against the Rangers. What a treat to see David Ortiz hit a game-winning home run–and to see Finn Hurley and his friend Tripp Barkett smile.
Finn Hurley and Tripp Barkett
MPHA Interns & Staff (sadly missing Maddie Ribble)
MPHA Executive Director Rebekah Gewirtz scores an official Red Sox baseball.