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Robin Ventura makes little girl’s wish come true, acts with her in theater production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ (video)

Dec 24, 2011, 2:56 PM EDT

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Since we are in the season of giving, here is the story of Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura who decided to help make a little girl’s dream come true.

Nine-year-old Emily Beazley is a Chicago White Sox fan who has stage three Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Emily’s only wish was to act in a play. Last Wednesday, she got the chance to do so in Chicago’s Goodman Theater Production of “A Christmas Carol” with help from the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Emily also wanted someone for the Chicago White Sox to perform with her, enter manager Robin Ventura who flew in from California to help in the performance. Despite having no acting experience between the two, both of them did a solid job in the below scene:


After the performance, Ventura was proud to have been a part of Emily’s wish:

“Obviously Emily has a wish to be on stage, and the White Sox as an organization always jumped at the opportunity to help out,” Ventura said. “So, it was a no-brainer.”

“It’s really cool. I like it. I was very excited,” said Emily, who sings and dances but never on stage. “I couldn’t wait for this day to come.”

“Since she has been little, it has been her wish,” said Ed Beazley, Emily’s father. “She always wanted to be a star, and this has gone beyond our wildest expectations.”


White Sox Manager Robin Ventura Shares Stage With Make-A-Wish Patient [Chicago White Sox]

Robin Ventura Acts In A Christmas Carol Play [Larry Brown Sports]

  1. damnyankee13 - Dec 25, 2011 at 8:19 PM

    Robin Ventura is a class act.