The world is in dire need of some good news right about now. Here’s a story that ought to make you smile.
If you haven’t heard already, 7-year-old Hailey Dawson has made the news. Why? Because she wants to throw the first pitch at every Major League Baseball Stadium.
Hailey Dawson, known online as haileys_hand on both Twitter and Instagram, is a 7-year-old girl who has a 3D-printed hand. Dawson was born without three of her fingers thanks to a rare disease she was born with known as Poland Syndrome. Poland Syndrome is a birth defect that is “classically characterized by absence (aplasia) of chest wall muscles on one side of the body (unilateral) and abnormally short, webbed fingers (symbrachydactyly) of the hand on the same side (ipsilateral).” (SOURCE)
Hailey didn’t allow her condition to stop her, however.
A huge fan of baseball, Hailey Dawson taught herself to grab onto the ball and throw it with her 3D-printed hand. As of the writing of this article, she has thrown the first pitch for the Orioles, and the Nationals. Bleacher Report first ran the story, and as soon as they did, many other MLB teams came running.
7-year-old Hailey Dawson wants to throw out the first pitch at every MLB ballpark with her 3-D printed hand pic.twitter.com/onStqhEzyB
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 7, 2017
Teams like the Milwaukee Brewers, the Detroit Tigers, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and more, have been in contact with Hailey’s twitter account in order to get her into their stadiums to throw the first pitch. Many of them asking via twitter on Bleacher Report’s initial tweet (pictured above.)