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Yankees' Carnival for Kids

Meghan Fruchter, right, of East Meadow enjoys the

Meghan Fruchter, right, of East Meadow enjoys the view of the stadium with her family, mom, Frances and brother, Jesse, from a Yankees' suite. Credit: Kathy Kmonicek

The Yankees held a carnival for kids with Xeroderma Pigmento, a skin disease that prevents them from going outside in daylight, held at Yankee Stadium as part of Yankees' Hope Week.

Santoshi Panthi, right, takes a photo of her
Credit: Kathy Kmonicek

Santoshi Panthi, right, takes a photo of her sister, Parbathi Panthi with Yankees player, Jose Molina. Parbathi is one of four siblings of Santoshi's who has Xeroderma Pigmento disease, a skin disease that prevents them from going outside in daylight.

Parbathi Panthi of East Elmhurst (second from left
Credit: Kathy Kmonicek

Parbathi Panthi of East Elmhurst (second from left with hat), Meghan Fruchter of East Meadow and Kevin Swinney of Spruce Pine, Alabama, (hat and sunglasses) hang out together with others who have Xeroderma Pigmento and their families and enjoy the sights and sounds of Yankee Stadium.

Parbathi Panthi of East Elmhurst (third from right
Credit: Kathy Kmonicek

Parbathi Panthi of East Elmhurst (third from right with hat), Meghan Fruchter of East Meadow and Kevin Swinney of Spruce Pine, Alabama (right, applauding) hang out together with others who have Xeroderma Pigmento during a visit to Yankee Stadium.

Patrick Mahar sits atop his brother, Dan's shoulders
Credit: Kathy Kmonicek

Patrick Mahar sits atop his brother, Dan's shoulders as they enjoy being entertained by Joel Jeske, a clown with Allen Dalton Entertainment. The Yankees hosted a carnival for kids with Xeroderma Pigmento, a skin disease that prevents them from going outside in daylight, held at Yankee Stadium as part of Yankees Hope Week.

Meghan Fruchter of East Meadow, who has Xeroderma
Credit: Kathy Kmonicek

Meghan Fruchter of East Meadow, who has Xeroderma Pigmento disease, gets a chance to meet her favorite Yankee player, Jorge Posada.

Meghan Fruchter, right, of East Meadow enjoys the
Credit: Kathy Kmonicek

Meghan Fruchter, right, of East Meadow enjoys the view of the stadium with her family, mom, Frances and brother, Jesse, from a Yankees' suite.

After the game, the Yankees high five with
Credit: Kathy Kmonicek

After the game, the Yankees high five with children afflicted with Xeroderma Pigmento and their families.

Yankees catcher Jose Molina gets some smiles from
Credit: Kathy Kmonicek

Yankees catcher Jose Molina gets some smiles from Meghan Fruchter and her brother, Jesse, of East Meadow, Santoshi Panthi (right) of East Elmhurst and her sister, Parbathi Panthi. Meghan and Parbathi both suffer from Xeroderma Pigmento disease.

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