ECU baseball team surprises youngster with Disney wish

GREENVILLE, N.C. --­ James Elpres, an 11-year-old from Pitt County who is diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, had his wish to go to Walt Disney World Resort granted courtesy of the ECU baseball team and Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina.

The East Carolina Baseball team hosted a wish reveal on Friday at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. An avid baseball fan, James received a tour of the team¹s facilities and then joined the players on the field for the surprise announcement.

On average, Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina grants more than 200 wishes a year. Today there are nearly 300 children waiting for their wish and the resources to bring these wishes to reality are limited. To learn more about opportunities to donate, volunteer and refer children with life-threatening medical conditions into our program, visit