Mike Jaillet ’91 made a bucket list when he graduated. On May 30, he crossed off “Sing the national anthem at Fenway.”
The Dell Computer Company executive and diehard Red Sox fan wrote a letter to the team about his 2011 diagnosis with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. When the Sox planned ALS night to raise awareness of the progressive motor neuron disease, they gave Jaillet a call.
“In a word, it was awesome,” Jaillet says. “It was the most bittersweet thing I could possibly think of doing. It’s been a dream of mine for a long time, and to tie it in with this cause meant I could do something positive. Events like this bring people together and galvanize what’s good in us.”
The criminal justice alumnus, a Texas resident, recently founded MJ’s Army to build awareness, promote volunteer activity, and raise funds for research and therapy.
For additional information on MJ's Army visit www.mjsarmy.org/
This post was submitted by Laurie Morrissey.