7-year-old with 3D-printed hand could soon throw first pitch at every MLB stadium
Turns out, Twitter can be used for the powers of good.
That's sure the case with Hailey Dawson, a 7-year-old with a penchant for tossing fastballs. She was born with a disease called Poland Syndrome, according to reports, and is missing three fingers on her right hand. But thanks to a specially designed, 3D-printed hand controlled by fishing line, she's never let that get in the way of her love for baseball.
In fact, after using teaching herself how to hold and throw a baseball, she wants to use her 3D-printed hand to throw the first pitch at every single stadium in the National Baseball League.
That, my friends, is where Twitter comes in.
Bleacher Report posted a video on Twitter telling Dawson's story with the caption: "7-year-old Hailey Dawson wants to throw out the first pitch at every MLB ballpark with her 3-D printed hand."
You can watch the heartwarming video below:
Not too long after, MLB teams saw the video and started replying to the video with invitations to have Dawson throw the first pitch at their respective ballparks. It wasn't even just MLB teams, even minor league clubs and college teams asked for Dawson's info.
We would love to have Hailey at AT&T Park! Please DM us her info.
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) September 7, 2017
Sounds great! Can you DM us Hailey's info, so we can reach out?
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) September 7, 2017
We'd LOVE to have Hailey at CBP!
Can you please DM us her information so we can reach out?
— Phillies (@Phillies) September 7, 2017
We would love to have Hailey visit us! Please DM us her info!
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 7, 2017
We are on board! Send her our way!
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 7, 2017
Can you make it up to Minnesota, Hailey? DM us your info and we will make it happen!
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) September 7, 2017
Absolutely! Please DM us Hailey's info. so we can get in touch with her.
— New York Mets (@Mets) September 7, 2017
Looks like we need to get you to Fenway, Hailey!
Just DM us with your info and we're in! ⚾️
— Red Sox (@RedSox) September 8, 2017
We love this! Can you please DM us Hailey's info so that we can set something up? 👏👏👏
— Oakland A's 🌳🐘⚾️ (@Athletics) September 7, 2017
Dawson has already thrown out the first pitch at both the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals' stadiums. And if Twitter is any indication, she'll be on her way to accomplishing her goal very, very soon.