Thomas Walkup is an eight-year old boy from Mike Trout’s hometown in Millville, New Jersey. He was legally blind due to a condition called “shaky eye syndrome,” but recently underwent major surgery in California and has begun to see more clearly. His trip to California was paid for thanks to a fundraising effort by the community. Trout’s mother, Debbie Trout, heard about Walkup’s story and had her son and the Angels reach out.
Walkup had a chance to meet his favorite player after his surgery in California. You can watch it below in a segment from “MLB Tonight” on MLB Network:
Great story. Well done by the Trouts and the Angels. Our best wishes to Walkup, who is one tough kid.