In batting practice, Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams sometimes wears a purple glove for pancreatic cancer, a blue one for prostate cancer, a gold one for childhood cancers or a green one for liver cancer.But it’s the pink one that’s dearest to his heart and the only one he uses in games. Inside that glove, he can feel the stitched letters of his mother’s name on the padding where his left palm rests.Williams brought it with him from the minor leagues four years ago, a reminder of the past.He won’t be pitching on Mother’s Day, but when he returns to the mound Monday, the glove will be with him, along with the enduring love it has come to symbolize.Williams’ mother, Deborah, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996, when he was a freshman in high school. For much of the next year, she would suffer through treatments and insist that her family not dote on her or worry. When Williams launched his baseball career with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in 1999, his mother’s cancer was merely a memory of a battle fought and won.But by the end of the 2000 season, his mother was sick again. Williams didn’t rush to her side…. Read full this story
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