Montoyo Facing Hard Times with His New Son

Durham Bulls Montoyo Facing Hard Times with His New Son
Charlie Montoyo
Bulls Manager Charlie Montoyo is standing by his infant son as he fights for life.

Durham Bulls Manager Charlie Montoyo has had an off-season more demanding than any baseball season he has ever faced this fall.   On October 17, 2007, his son Alex was born with a heart defect called Ebsteins Anomaly.  He’s been in a variety of hospitals during the first months of his life.  St. Petersburg Times columnist John Romano recently chronicled Montoyo’s and his wife’s story in the article “What’s hardest about having your baby in intensive care?  Everything” on December 23, 2007.

The News & Observer in Raleigh also reprinted the story later in December. 

Since the printing of the articles, Bulls General Manager Mike Birling gave this date to capcom:  “Alex is hanging in there,” said Birling.  “He is a tough little guy.  They are currently just trying to give him as many calories as possible to build up his strength.  They are also sprinting, which means every day they take him off the ventilator a little longer and let him breath on his own.”

The doctors hope to completely get little Alex off the ventilator late next week.

If you’d like to send a message of support to Manager Montoyo and his family, click here.  

Thanks to DBBC’s Matt DeMargel for this capcom photo.


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