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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.

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

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.

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

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.”

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

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