A Racehorse Inspires the Memory of a Child

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Morning Edition, June 15, 2005 · Commentator Frank Deford describes why Afleet Alex, the thoroughbred that won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, holds special meaning for him.

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Mary, who listens to KCUR in Kansas City.

"Although I'm not a sports fan, I always enjoy Frank DeFord's commentaries. This morning, however, I had to stop driving when I found that I could not see through my tears as he talked about Afleet Alex [and] his own daugher Alex, who died of cystic fibrosis... Courage, lives cut tragically short and memories burned in our hearts forever -- all makings of a classic 'driveway moment.'"

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