Calling all Philly fans! (And no booing on this one, ok?) Let’s introduce you to one of your own, a Phillie phanatic in every sense of the word, Carlos Concepcion.
Carlos and his family are originally from Puerto Rico, but relocated to South Philly in the 1970’s. It didn’t take long for him to realize that his love for the city and its sports teams wasn’t just some flash in the pan – it was his lifelong love.
It’s a bit ironic, because the word “lifelong” means something different to Carlos. When he was a toddler, Carlos’s parents noticed that he wasn’t walking or standing up as they expected him to. His movements were stilted with muscles that were weak and floppy and legs that couldn’t seem to support his body weight.