This Cubs Fan With Down Syndrome Sang The National Anthem at Wrigley And It’s Amazing

Source: sontlive.com

After raising more than $37,000 for Special Olympics Illinois, Cubs fan Stefan Xidas, who has Down syndrome, had his wish granted Monday night before the Cubs game against the Milwaukee Brewers. In front of a crowd of roughly 38,000 fans, he finally got the chance to sing the national anthem at Wrigley Field. And it was just a touching moment for Stefan and for everyone involved.

“It’s the best moment I could ever imagine,”

Stefan said before he took the field to sing the anthem in front of the crowd.

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How did Stefan get this opportunity? It started last month when his two childhood friends, Tommy Molitor and John Rosinski, helped him create a GoFundMe page to collect donations for Special Olympics Illinois.

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He wrote a letter  to Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts on the fundraising page, Xidas who is 30 years old wrote:

I’d like to make a deal with Tom Ricketts, the owner of the Chicago Cubs. If I’m able to raise $5,000 for the Special Olympics Organization, Tom Ricketts will let me sing the National Anthem at a Cubs game.

What an amazing moment.

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