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La Rabida Patient Receives White Sox Experience


Syrian refugees, seeking medical treatment in the United States, recently enjoyed an All-American pastime, courtesy of a La Rabida supporter.

La Rabida patient Rama and her family were treated like American royalty as Magellan's Guest of the Game during the recent White Sox game against the Oakland Athletics.

Pitcher Chris Sale met with the family on the field, autographed a baseball and took photos that were projected on the jumbotron before the opening pitch. The family later enjoyed an incredible view from a suite, donated by longstanding La Rabida Trustee and Magellan President Bob Arthur.

The family has been staying at the nearby Ronald McDonald House since last fall and hasn't ventured far beyond La Rabida. Rama is undergoing rehabilitation following multiple surgeries to repair her face and spine from effects of Goldenhar Syndrome, a rare congenital disease.