Gary Carter proved that dreams can come true with hard work and perseverance. I met him once at a baseball camp when I was a pitcher for my local district. He was humble, but his energy was infectious. He gave me the courage to try out for the Atlanta Braves. I threw 2 miles per hour slower than the minimum requirement @83mph. Looking back on it now, I'm glad I did it even though I didn't make the cut. Baseball may not be for everyone, but they were some of the best memories of my life.