Bailey's big smile, heart drive Ace's Place

Updated: September 7, 2006, 12:09 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- So many stories, so many laughs, such a big life.

So let us start, then, with those who did not know Ace Bailey at all. The ones like 4-year-old Isabel Santiago, concentrating on extracting the jelly from a donut; trailing her intravenous tubes and medical machinery behind her as though they were a feather boa or a toy of some kind.

Neither Isabel nor her mother, Donna, had any clue about the man for whom the playroom at Boston's Floating Hospital For Children ...

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