Man With Down Syndrome Achieves Lifelong Dream To Sing National Anthem At Fenway Park

Michael Mullins, a die-hard Red Sox fan, got to sing in front of 37,000 people.

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2. Mike Mullins has dreamt his whole life of singing the national anthem before a game for his favorite team, the Boston Red Sox.

The 38-year-old fan, who has Down syndrome, has been campaigning to open a game at Fenway for the last four years.

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3. Mullins has been singing the national anthem for minor league team the PawSox for the last decade, Metrowest Daily News reports.

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4. Then last week, the day finally came: Mullins got to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” in front of 37,000 people.

Singing with him are Dan Cloutier and Arva Ferguson, who often join Mullins at the Michael Lisnow Respite Center.

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5. He totally nailed it, especially the ending. That’s his favorite part: “The big note at the end: brave,” he said.

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6. “He was just overcome with joy that his dream was finally coming true,” said Sharon Lisnow, co-founder of the Respite Center, where Mullins receives support.

She added, “Singing has always been part of his family. He comes from a family of outstanding singers.”

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7. So was he nervous? “Nope,” he told Boston’s WCVB before the big day. “Piece of cake.”

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