Wish – An impossible dream. An extraordinary journey.
James McConnell’s one wish is that his nine-year-old son will finally be healthy enough to play a game of catch. Then he and his wife, Emily, receive news they’ve dreaded: Aaron’s cancer has relapsed.
As the family steels themselves for a draining treatment regimen in yet another hospital, Aaron receives the gift of a lifetime—a personal visit from one of his favorite professional baseball players—and the chance to make a bold request, his wish: to see his dad play one game in the Major Leagues.
A former college standout, James fears he doesn’t have the talent it takes, even for one game, and that he’ll miss what could be Aaron’s precious last weeks. Yet how can he refuse his dying son’s wish?
Poignant and triumphant, Wish is the story of a father’s love, a family’s perseverance, and the miracles that can happen when you believe in the impossible.
About Jake Smith (Traverse City, Michigan Author)
Jake Smith is an author and the editor of three national, bimonthly magazines. A former assistant high school baseball coach and two-time All-State high school shortstop, Jake now spends his time on the field coaching middle school baseball. He and his wife, Vickie, live in Traverse City with their three children and their Labrador retrievers. Visit him online at www.jakesmithbooks.com.