BOSTON -- Christopher Duffley, youtube sensation and recording artist, sings the national anthem at Fenway Park on August 17, 2015. He is 14 years old, and happens to be blind and autistic!!
He was invited to sing before a Cleveland Indians-Boston Red Sox game and received a loud and long ovation from the players and fans.Christopher, from Manchester, New Hampshire, was born prematurely and weighed only 1 pound, 12 ounces at birth. He became blind due to Retinopathy of Prematurity.
He paused before starting the anthem when the microphone didn't appear to be working. The crowd gave him encouragement and a loud ovation -- as did the players from both dugouts -- as he waved before starting.
When it was over, the ovation went on even longer.