One woman's kind tweet wins World Series tickets for a father and son
So, let's suppose you're sitting at work, scoping out the many Twitters and Facebooks while your boss is busy with spreadsheets and graphs and other boss-type things. All of the sudden, you see this flash across your screen:
This team is all about looking out for one another. Tell us what 2 people you'd bring to Game 6 & why using #WinToday & you could win 3 tix!- Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) October 30, 2013
Who would you pick?
When Theo Higginson saw that tweet, this was her response:
I'd give them to the most sox-loving kid at dana-farber and his/her parents #WinToday- theo higginson (@theohigginson) October 30, 2013
Dana-Farber refers to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a Boston-based cancer research center supported in part by the Red Sox-affiliated Jimmy Fund. That Higginson would think of a child from Dana-Farber ahead of anyone in her life -- even her own Sox-obsessed boyfriend -- caught the attention of the Red Sox, and won her the prize:
Enter Sean and his dad Patrick. Sean was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, and has been receiving treatment in the years since. He's been doing great, says his proud father, and is now in remission.
When a representative of the Jimmy Fund informed Sean's mom that a contest-winner had donated World Series tickets, and that Sean had been selected as the recipient, she immediately told her husband and called her son at school.
As you can probably guess, he was quite excited -- and it wound up being quite the game to attend.