Sick children show superstars' humanity

Guillen, Piniella put families first in clubhouse

Originally Published: July 10, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

When Ryan Dempster told the world about his infant daughter Riley's health crisis, he did more than inform people about DiGeorge Syndrome.

"He let people understand that we're all human beings," said White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez.

Last January, Ramirez, a father of three, went through a medical emergency with his 7-month-old son, who stopped breathing after a feeding.

"He was very sick, almost to the point of not making it, and at that point you don't ...

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