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A Son's Dedication Honored to Wrap Up Hope Week 2014

by Matt Moro

Matt Moro : WFUV Sports

When looking back on the amazing stories and gestures that come together during HOPE week, its not really fair to compare each one. But what is fair to say, is that the story of Quai and Vaida Jefferson may be one of the most inspiring stories you will ever hear.

When Quai Jefferson was just 6 years old, his mother was diagnosed was Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that affects the central nervous system. This is devastating news for any family, but is especially tough when it affects a single mother and her young son. For Quai, his mother was everything to him.

Yankees Help Musicians Bring HOPE to Sick Patients

by Kelly Kultys

Kelly Kultys/WFUV Sports

Sometimes, when it seems the darkest, all you need is a little light – or a little music – to fix it. That’s the goal of an organization, titled Musicians on Call. Founded in 1999 by Michael Solomon and Vivek Tiwany, Musicians on Call performs for sick patients in hospitals in an attempt to brighten their day.

Life in the Minors: Chapter 1 - First Impressions, High Expectations

by Anthony Pucik, Brendan Bowers

Bob Ahrens : WFUV Sports 

For the fourteenth consecutive year, WFUV talks to the members of the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Staten Island Yankees in the New York Single-A Penn League about the trials and tribulations of being minor league ballplayers. The long bus rides, the low pay, 76 games in 80 days. This is a look into Life in the Minors: How the Other Half Lives.

This week,  Brendan Bowers and Christian Goewey talk about the expecations these young ballplayers have to live up to and how important it is to make a good first impression.

Joe Girardi, Derek Jeter React to Passing of Late Don Zimmer

by Kenny Ducey

Desmond Jennings/Twitter

During the Yankees' 7-4 loss to the A's at Yankee Stadium, it was announced former Yankees Bench Coach Don Zimmer had passed away at 83. Two players who he had special relationships with, Joe Girardi and Derek Jeter, spoke after the game on what he meant to them personally, and Girardi shared some touching stories from Zimmer's life.