Christopher Duffley is a 14-year-old kid from Manchester, N.H. He was born prematurely, weighing just 1 pound, 12 ounces at birth, which led to a life of blindness due to retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Also born with autism, he's been persevering ever since he was a baby.
His conditions haven't stopped him from excelling at life, though.
Prior to a Monday night game between the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park, Duffley sang the national anthem in front of a crowd of thousands. He thanked everyone at first and hesitated momentarily, then launched in as the whole park cheered him on.
And he didn't just sing — he killed it.
Duffley has a beautiful voice and he sings regularly on behalf of Autism Speaks. As he finished up "The Star-Spangled Banner," he got even more cheers than when he started and waved his thanks before being led off the field.
Watch the full performance below:
(H/T: For The Win)