“I hit a screaming line drive foul down the third base line,” Josh Canales recalled. “Everybody in the stadium yelled head’s up, but it was too late.”
The ball struck teammate Kelsey Osburn in the back of the head. Without his helmet on, he crumbled to the ground. Josh Canales raced over as his friend quickly slipped into unconsciousness. Three hours of emergency surgery later, the doctor confirmed that Kelsey would never again open his eyes. What would Josh tell his friend’s parents? Would they ever forgive him for taking the life of their son? Could he ever forgive himself? Would he ever learn to cope with the death of his friend? Questions, fear, and pain filled his heart, but what Josh would soon learn about forgiveness would forever change how he deals with life and death.