The stand was set up out in front of Dickey Stephens Park, home of the Arkansas Travelers (a minor league baseball team). The Talley Family has a good friend who made this prime location possible.
This park is THE place to be for local baseball.
The stand started three hours before the game began. Shortly after Chasen and I arrived, guess who showed up? THE Arkansas Travelers, just after their practice/warm-up! They looked so young, I thought they were a teen team. Ha!
Five or so Travs came up and got some lemonade. How neat! Chasen is on the far right in the orange cap.
Heeeeeere's Elijah! Check out his adorable "chemo curls!"
The tallest player in the above photo, outfielder Brian gave Elijah a signed bat and some game-played batting gloves. Very cool!
Elijah serves up some lemonade for the Travs with help from his mom Dawn as his brother Cody supervises at left.
The next thing we knew, infielder Ryan came in the tent and sat and told Elijah how he had just battled thyroid cancer last year and they compared "war wounds." How nice! Ryan saw to it that we ALL got free tickets to the game. Thanks! And somewhere along the way Elijah got a baseball signed by the whole team.