See The Awesome Moment This Girl With A 3-D-Printed Hand Threw Out A First Pitch At The World Series

Hailey Dawson is 7 years old.

Saturday's Game 4 of the World series, between the Houston Astros and L.A. Dodgers, opened with a pretty awesome first pitch, thanks to 7-year-old Hailey Dawson.

Hailey was born with a condition called Poland syndrome, and is missing three fingers on her right hand, so she uses a robotic, 3-D-printed prosthetic. According to Sports Illustrated, Hailey has a dream of throwing out the first pitch at all 30 MLB ballparks. She's been working her way through the list since she was 5 years old, and Today reports that she received several offers from various teams after her story went viral last month.

It was icing on the cake that Saturday's game, at Houston's Minute Maid Park, was part of the World Series. Hailey even wore a special World Series hand for her big moment. The hand, which is her eighth since 2015, also bore the message "Vegas Strong."

Astros pitcher Justin Verlander also gifted Hailey, a Nevada native, with her own cleats bearing the same message before the big game. The sweet moment was captured on video. 

"She's really a terrific young lady," MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said after meeting Hailey before Saturday's game. "It's an honor for Major League Baseball to have her here to throw out the first pitch. It's an amazing scientific and medical accomplishment."

Baseball runs in Hailey's family, as her father is a coach, and her brother plays. Her mom told Today last month that she'll probably get to many of the parks on her list next year, sharing, "When I tell her that other people are inspired by her she says 'I'm just being me.' "


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