A Father's Sacrifice: A Marathon Wait for a Child's Dream

A Father's Sacrifice: A Marathon Wait for a Child's Dream
A Father's Sacrifice: A Marathon Wait for a Child's Dream

As the minutes passed, Henry White became more aware of the consequences of staying.

White and his wife, Emily, purchased tickets to Wednesday afternoon's Orioles game at Camden Yards as an Easter gift for their son Jayden. The 9-year-old is an avid Orioles fan and donned his Adley Rutschman "City Connect" jersey for the game — the family's first at Camden Yards.

They drove four hours Wednesday morning from Suffolk, Virginia, only to wait five more for the game — initially scheduled for 1:05 p.m. — to start at 6:05 p.m. due to a rain delay. After the game ended at 8:40 p.m., they had to drive back home because White, a foreman for a construction company, had to wake up at 4 a.m. to work Thursday.

The sacrifice for their son, White said, was well worth it.

"He's ecstatic," White, 33, said. "We can spend all our money on toys and he plays with them for maybe a day. But this, we're making core memories now."

Jayden and his parents were among the few hund

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