A Racehorse Inspires the Memory of a Child
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.
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.'"