A Blind, Autistic Teen Sang His Heart Out Before An MLB Crowd And Killed It

The kid can sing.

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)


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