Superfan hoping for Astros victory to World Series

HOUSTON – A trip to the World Series for the Houston Astros would mean so much to one family.

“This is the year they’re going all the way to the World Series,” Teresa Olavarria said.

She and her husband have been season ticket holders for 15 years.

“It’s good to see the Astros win. We’ve come many times when they had losing seasons; now it’s very exciting,” Nelson Olavarria said.

Even during those losing seasons, the Friendswood family traveled to Minute Maid Park for their son, Gerry Olavarria, who lives with cerebral palsy.

The 38-year-old is the biggest Astros fan.

“He loves the atmosphere, and people are so nice to him. He knows almost all the ushers and the cheerleaders,” Teresa Olavarria said.

The family already had their tickets for the World Series.

“When he was born, he weighed 1 pound, 13 ounces. I delivered him in the back seat of the car, four months early,” Nelson Olavarria said. “He’s a living miracle, so we try and do as much as we can with him. Every day is precious.”

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