8-Year-Old Girl Becomes First Person to Throw First Pitch at Every MLB Park

This story will warm your heart.

Hailey Dawson was born with Poland Syndrome. This is a rare birth defect, causing her to be born missing three fingers on her right hand. But that didn’t stop her love for baseball.

Hailey uses a 3D printed prosthetic hand that was developed by engineers at University of Nevada at Las Vegas to help her continue playing. But she hasn’t just been playing on little league teams.

This 8-year-old has just thrown the first pitch at the Angels’ Stadium in Anaheim, California. This is her 30th MLB stadium to throw the first pitch at, allowing her to complete her “Journey to 30,” that started in August of 2015 in Baltimore. Her journey even included a first pitch at Game 4 in the 2017 World Series. Hailey now holds the world record for being the youngest person to accomplish this feet.

The Dawson family is now working to raise awareness of Poland Syndrome and spread awareness of the easy accessibility of these prosthetic hands.

It’s true when they say that anything is possible.

Source: ABC News

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