Have you heard about the Milwaukee chicken?
This chicken ran at midnight in 1997 and, in his own way, helped not only win a World Series but showed that death is far from an end point.
Well, the story – it’s not new, but I just heard about it – doesn’t actually mention a "Milwaukee" chicken. But the chicken in question does just happen to be Milwaukee native and current Milwaukee Brewers skipper, Craig Counsell.
The amazing story, showcased by SC Featured on ESPN, is about Rich Donnelly, a long-time MLB coach, and his daughter’s battle with a brain tumor. Counsell plays a key role during the story, and while I won't "ruin" the story with words, we've got it posted below for you to watch. It's moving, inspirational and rewarding.
Enjoy, and remember … the (Milwaukee) chicken runs at midnight.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.