Lee seeks to help find cure for daughter's retinal disease

Originally Published: May 21, 2007
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

As celebrity spokespeople from Michael J. Fox to Katie Couric can attest, the process is rarely as simple as going out and choosing a cause.

More often than not, the cause chooses you.

Leber's Congenital Amaurosis reached out and tapped Derrek Lee's shoulder on Sept. 14, 2006, when he received a phone call from his wife telling him their 3-year-old daughter, Jada, was feeling discomfort in her right eye. Lee singled in four at-bats in a Chicago Cubs win over the Dodgers, then rushed off ...

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