Monday, October 22, 2007
Junior Pee Wee Lorenzo Scores TD For Dad in Iraq!
When we talk about Iraq, we often focus the number of lives it has claimed, or its economic cost. But we don't think too much about how difficult it must be for kids who are separated from their moms and dads. Lorenzo, number 64, is a junior pee wee with Allentown's east side Lil' Huskies. His helmet makes it hard for you to see his cheerful face. His dad wears a different kind of helmet, and has missed Lorenzo's games this year. Like 700,000 other kids, Lorenzo's dad is deployed in Iraq. Yesterday, coaches and refs allowed me onto the field to film a short clip of Lorenzo tearing down the sidelines to score a touchdown for his dad. Thanks to the Internet, his dad should see it soon.