Jeff Francoeur is from Lilburn, Georgia. His fans have given him the nickname “Frenchy”. Jeff Francoeur is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays outfield for the Kansas City Royals. On June 19, 2012, when the Kansas City Royals were on the road playing a game against the Houston Astros, Jeff Francoeur took time during batting practice to spend a moment with a 7 year old boy with autism. Jeff Francoeur is an Autism Light for that kind gesture.
On Wednesday, June 20, 2012, Tammy Blanchard Robertson of Houston, Texas posted the following letter on the Source). You can view the career highlights of Jeff Francoeur on his Website at www.jefffrancoeur.com. One of Jeff Francoeur’s achievements is that his first major league hit on July 7, 2005, was a Home Run. Here is a video of his first Major League hit, when he was playing for the Atlanta Braves.
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Kevin Kaduk of Big League Stew covered this story of Jeff Francoeur shining his light for a 7 year old boy with autism in a sports blog post titled Jeff Francoeur Shares Special Moment with Autistic Child. A photo of this Autism Light moment can be seen as part of that feature.
You can also keep tabs on Jeff Francoeur at his Wikipedia page.
Each of us has within us the power to shine our light for others, but Jeff Francoeur was uniquely positioned to make this difference to a boy with autism who attended a Major League Baseball game. Special thanks to Jeff Francoeur for helping make life brighter for a boy with autism and his family. Jeff Francoeur shows us how the simple act of giving a little bit of our time in life can make such a difference in the life of a person with autism. Autism Light honors diverse heroes to the world of autism.
Photo: The photo of Jeff Francoeur is from the Wikipedia commonsand is attributed to Keith Allison.