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Watch A 14-Year-Old Blind And Autistic Boy Deliver An Awesome National Anthem At Fenway Park

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Born prematurely at just over one pound, Christopher Duffley has fought against the odds from day one. The 14-year-old Manchester, N.H. native was also born with autism and without his vision, due to Retinopathy of Prematurity. But that hasn’t prevented Duffley from learning how to deliver an awesome performance of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” which he did at Fenway Park prior to Monday night’s game between the Red Sox and Indians.

Duffley came swagged out in an American flag bow tie and brought his A-game for the National Anthem on behalf of Autism Speaks. No stranger to besting obstacles in his way, Duffley managed to overcome some initial microphone troubles before giving a great anthem, and he wasn’t afraid to soak up the spotlight along the way. The crowd loved him, and he loved the crowd right back.

The 2015 season has been a rough one so far for the Red Sox and their fans (the team currently sits in second-to-last place in the American League, and last week, their manager, John Farrell, was diagnosed with cancer), so this feel-good moment was probably a little bit extra special for the Sox.

(Via FTW)

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