Gardner to reunite with biggest fan
Here’s a nice story: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is set to reunite with his biggest fan on Friday in New York, meeting with Alyssa, a heart transplant recipient at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.
Gardner first met Alyssa, 18, on May 15, during an event at the hospital organized by Project Sunshine. Alyssa had been waiting 107 days for her transplan and gave Gardner a bracelet, telling him that if he held onto it, he would hit a home run.
Hours later, Gardner hit the first inside-the-park home run at the new Yankee Stadium, and the next morning Alyssa received a successful, life-saving heart transplant.