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A magic moment Monday evening for several children at the Baron's game who have dealt with chronic life threatening illnesses.

A day of laughter.. a day of high fives.

"I play whiffle ball." A lifetime experience for 6-year-old Tucker Wick. "Go Barons."

Christie Wick, Tucker's mom says, "He's paralyzed from the waist down and he gets around primarily in a wheel chair, but it doesn't stop him at all."

Tucker's parents say Spina Bifida has not kept him from playing ball. This magic moment is certainly a home run.

Steve Bayko with the Barons says, "We wanted a chance to give them something not everybody gets a chance to do."

Magic Moments teamed up with the Birmingham Barons to fulfill Tucker's wish.. along with other children dealing with chronic illnesses.

Tucker's eyes lit up meeting Baron's players.. who gave him a jersey, hat.. even his own locker.

Wick says, "He has seen players in the batting cage practice, that was his favorite part."

Aside from being named an honorary Baron, Tucker will also receive an autographed baseball bat from Short Stop Marcus Semien

Several children spent time on the field. Trevor Moultrie was a bat boy and this young man threw out the first pitch.

The organization hopes to help more children have a moment to enjoy despite going through difficult times.

Joyce Spielberger with Magic Moments says, "We know there's a lot more children out there who need a magic moment." She says the organization grants wishes exclusively to children in a Alabama.

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