Blind Autistic Teen Stings Stunning Rendition of National Anthem

Aug 18, 2015 at 2:15 pm |
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Christopher Duffley Nails the Star-Spangled Banner

Blind Autistic boy sings national anthem

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At only 14 years old Christopher Duffley is an extremely talented musician. He’s already produced his own album, performed at massive statewide events, including at Fenway Park (twice now) and NASCAR – major accomplishments for anyone his age. But Christopher’s story is even more surprising and complicated. Born prematurely (when he came home from birth he weighed in at only 1lb 12 oz) Christopher was rendered blind as well as autistic. But despite the challenges he’s faced, Christopher has become a well of inspiration and talent for all those that hear him perform.


Most recently, Christopher sang his rendition of the National Anthem at Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox faced off with the Cleveland Indians on Monday before thousands of cheering fans.

After a kind introduction from the announcer, Christopher pauses to say a polite thank you and takes a moment before he begins – a swell of love and applause begin to erupt from the audience as Christopher’s family urges him to start the number. Then he sings. And the voice that comes out of this teen is no joke – but he’s already a seasoned pro!

Christopher sings on behalf of Autism Speaks, and if you’d like to read more about his incredible journey click here.

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The tears won’t stop. This kid could be a rockstar someday. Seriously.