As a daughter of a baseball coach, sister of a baseball star, and wife of a gold glover, I’ve spent more than a little time watching America’s greatest pastime. I’ve cheered for plenty of record-breakers, tiebreakers, and heartbreakers, but my favorite was when a fire broke out in right field.
Brandon Chambers was hurting, and had been for months. He and his family sought help and got it — from counseling to medication — and it still wasn’t enough to keep the Elizabethtown 14-year-old from taking his own life last month. His pain was deep and one afternoon, it became too much for him. He made an unfortunate and irreversible choice.