Caelum, age 12, has always loved baseball, but because of his illness, he was unsure of how much he would get to play. However, with a lot of grit and determination, Caelum is not only catcher on his rec league, but was also chosen to play on a local travel team as well! “He’s always in need of equipment,” said his mother, “and it’s expensive!” So when it came time to choose his Dream, Caelum decided he wanted a sports-themed shopping spree so he could get all new equipment for the upcoming season.
Caelum was presented with his Dream at the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Race weekend. After kicking off the Kids Mile and schmoozing with local celebrity, Rip Tide, he was whisked away in his private Orange Peel Transportation vehicle to begin his day of shopping.
First stop was D-bats, who literally and figuratively rolled out the red carpet for Caelum. “They surprised him with a $1,500 donation to start off his shopping! He didn’t even have to touch his shopping spree money,” his mother said. He was able to get most of what he needed for baseball there. “They just kept loading him up with stuff. Anything they thought he should have, they gave him.” They also gave him a membership, lessons, and a month-long hitting clinic, which he did in December. “He loved it!” said his mother.