A young red headed boy wearing an american flag bow tie stood with a microphone in front of thousands of people at Fenway Park on Monday, August 17th.
Over the baseball park's sound system, the announcer said, "And here to perform our National Anthem is a young fan who uses his musical talents to inspire people across the globe."
This fan's name is Christopher Duffley. He is from Manchester, New Hampshire and has been through so much in his 14 years of life.
According to his website, "Christopher is a...blind and autistic singer and multi-instrumentalist. Born prematurely, Christopher weighed only 1 lb 12 oz at birth and was rendered blind due to Retinopathy of Prematurity. His goal is to share God's vision through his inspirational singing."
As he was trying to address the crowd, the young singer's microphone seemed to not be working. After some encouragement from the crowd and the players, Christopher begins singing the National Anthem, and beautifully at that.
He had a standing ovation before he even started singing, and it lasted long after he stopped. His excitement for singing will make your heart melt and when he hears the crowd cheering for him, he gets the biggest smile on his face.
Christopher has overcome so much and seems to have such a great attitude with the cards he has been dealt.