Alayna Adams had just thrown the first pitch of the game – a rare privilege offered to only a handful of special guests. But after the catcher scooped up her ball and removed his mask, she started sprinting towards the man on the other side of the field.
In 2013 Alayna Adams was a 9-year-old girl living in Tampa Bay, Florida. At the time, her family situation was a little unusual, as her father was deployed away from home with the U.S. Army.
But one day, something unexpected happened while she was at school: the principal called her and her mom into his office. It seemed that he had something to tell them.