Read Sports Illustrated’s cover story on Cole Hamels, who is becoming the new king of Baseball.
In the article, Heidi Hamels reveals some interesting news about the couple. They’re in the process of adopting an orphaned AIDS child from Africa:
“We’re in the process of adopting an AIDS orphan from Ethiopia. Maybe two. I’m so pumped. I’d adopt six if I could. When I was five years old—I grew up in a very rural town in Missouri, and I had never even seen a black person—they asked us to draw a picture of ourselves in the future, and I drew myself holding hands with a line of tiny black stick figures. I’ve always wanted this.”
A weird quote, but their hearts are in the right place. The article shows how integral Heidi is to Cole’s off-the-field success.