“Between the Lines” ©
Inspired by a True Story
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Bridgette is pitching the game of her life, in the WCASA Girls Fast-Pitch Softball Championships. After the game, Bridgette and her teammates are celebrating their victory around the dugout.
Bridgette’s dad Bob, walks over to a quiet area near the softball field, sits down, and reflects back on the series of events in he and Bridgette’s life, that got his daughter to where she is today.
Bridgette is born with some very serious health issues and rather than deal with these issues, her mother abandons her daughter and husband, leaving the raising of their child to her husband Bob.
Although devastated that his wife has made the decision she has, Bob knows that this will be an incredible opportunity to be a full-time parent to his young daughter, after losing his two older daughters many years ago.
Bridgette experiences a very difficult childhood. In school due to her health issues, she is intellectually slower than other kids her own age. She develops a huge inferiority complex which the kids pick up on and take advantage of.
Not knowing any better, kids begin to bully and harass Bridgette. The issue of abandonment by her mother, and the verbal abuse by some of her classmates, leave a permanent scar on Bridgette’s heart.
Her father introduces his daughter to the Olympic sport of Girls Fast-Pitch Softball. Bob believes that the sport will help neutralize the tremendous rejection and verbal abuse she experiences early in her life.
Almost overnight Bridgette grabs ahold of the sport. It’s clear to everyone that she is an incredible talent.
Just as she begins to achieve a high level of success, and while chasing a ball into the street during a practice, Bridgette is involved in a terrible automobile accident which initially threatens her life. Further examination reveals that Bridgette might not ever walk again.
Bridgette refuses to accept any form of defeat. With her dad’s love and support, and her friend Jeni by her side, Bridgette begins to embark on her long road to recovery.