Little boy plays with big heart
Josiah Viera has a rare genetic disorder but lived his dream of playing baseball
HEGINS, Pa. -- Six-year-old Josiah Viera grabs his batting helmet and slowly puts it on his head. The cheers begin. He practices his stance even mimics his hero, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, by spitting in his hands. His teammates are yelling louder now. Almost everyone in sight pauses. It is an at-bat worth watching. Josiah stands 27 inches tall and weighs just 15 pounds.
"Pitch it to me underhand. I don't use the tee," Josiah says to his T-ball coach before he steps ...
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