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Hope Flies with the Braves

On July 28, 2013, the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine held their first annual Hope Flies with the Braves Families Day at Turner Field. More than 70 Braves fans came out before the game to meet FMM Ambassador Colby Wren and Atlanta Braves General Manager Frank Wren. The FMM staff and volunteers welcomed all the families, and everyone enjoyed making connections with old and new friends and sporting their Hope Flies Athlete t-shirts and Hope Flies temporary tattoos.

After the pre-game festivities, the group headed to their seats to cheer on the Braves. Marietta resident Katie Parsons was selected from the Hope Flies with the Braves attendees to call out the official “play ball” just before the first pitch and represented the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine! Katie, age 11, has complex 1 and 3 mitochondrial disease among other medical issues. She is a bright and happy girl and was delighted to make the “play ball” call and was excited about being featured on the Braves jumbotron screen.

Katie Parsons yells "Play Ball"

Katie Parsons yelling “play ball” at the Hope Flies with the Braves Family Day at Turner Field.

To view more pictures from this year’s Hope Flies with the Braves, click here.

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