Christopher Duffley was born prematurely, weighing less than two pounds at birth and rendered blind right from the beginning of his life — but that hasn't stopped him from being an incredible example of inspiration!
On Monday, he was on hand at the MLBgame between the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians at historic Fenway Park to deliver the National Anthem… and did he ever!!
The 14-year-old is no stranger to performing the anthem in front of people. He's apparently been at Fenway Park twice before, as well as performances at NASCAR races and elsewhere, so this was a breeze for him — but that didn't make it any less awesome!!
Ch-ch-check out Duffley go all in on the Star Spangled Banner (below) and even work through a microphone malfunction, because he's pretty much a badass:
David Denson has had a notable season… the pro baseball player is on the top prospect list for his Major League organization, the Milwaukee Brewers, and playing in Helena, Montana for one of their minor league teams, he made the All Star Team and hit a home run in the All Star Game!
But forget all that, because the real reason the star slugger is having a big year is that he's opened up to himself and his teammates: he's gay! And he's made history, too, as he's now the first openly gay active player in the minor leagues.
After coming out to his family this spring, Denson finally decided to tell his teammates in the clubhouse, and it went better than the minor leaguer had ever hoped. Denson told reporters:
"She's a proud American. Especially in light of all the recent progress for equality in our country."
While that's all very nice, we wonder why she just didn't apologize from the get-go. You don't need to wait for your publicist to send out a statement — a mea culpa on Twitter would suffice.
As for the chatter over Demi Lovato replacing the pint sized starlet as the headliner for the MLB All-Star concert?! Well it appears that is because of oral surgery that the former Nickelodeon actor had — NOT the donut drama.
Ariana, maybe next time put a donut in your mouth rather than your foot. WE KID!