DeSoto boy waiting for heart transplant charms the Ranger's crowd with two 'first' pitches

WFFA | Marie Saavedra 
ARLINGTON-- Some nights at the ballpark after you’ve turned in your ticket, Rangers fans get a gift. Maybe a bobble head, or hat.

But Wednesday, they got a reminder, of the greatest gift they could give. One Austin Lewis desperately wants.

"I just usually take it day by day," he said.

The 11-year-old from DeSoto is full of spunk and burdened by a heart that isn’t fully healthy. For his nearly three years on the transplant list, Austin’s been on the sidelines more than he’d like.

"It’s important because, you know how some kids don’t have a good heart or organ and sometimes you feel sad because they can’t do stuff normal kids can do," he said.

But most kids don’t get asked what Austin did by a major league baseball team.

On Organ Donation awareness night, Austin suited up to throw the first pitch. As he headed to the field and worked to encourage future donors about what was happening around him. Continue reading

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