Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 – 4:39 PM
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ (CHLA) hosted its seventh annual CATCH (Center for Achievement of Teens and Children with Hand Differences) picnic at the hospital.
CATCH was created so families whose children have hand and upper limb differences (such as having a weak arm, missing fingers or missing an arm) can get to know and support each other. “Kids get to spend time with people who are ‘just like me,’ said a hospital spokesperson. “And this year meet someone who proves that anything is possible.
A special guest who delighted the crowd was former major league baseball pitcher Jim Abbott. Abbott, who was born with one arm, went on to pitch a perfect game for the New York Yankees in 1993.
Above, Abbott watches as CHLA patient Noah Buenrostro, 8, tries on the former big leaguer’s glove.
Photo by M. Rizzo/CHLA