Friday, June 29, 2018

FORMER PARISHIONER OF SAINT ANNE CHURCH IN RICHMOND HILL,SINGS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT A BALTIMORE ORIOLE'S GAME!

This family lived two houses down from my rectory and were very active in the parish here. Unfortunately for us they moved back to Maryland after my first year here. I don't think there was a correlation!


I can't find an embedded code for this video. It is well worth watching. Press the title below to watch it at the Major League Baseball site:

Amazing teenager belts anthem in Baltimore

O's fan Nicholas Nauman wows the crowd at Oriole Park


MLB.com @Britt_Ghiroli
 
Jun. 28th, 2018BALTIMORE -- When the video came in earlier this summer, the Orioles couldn't help but feel a tug at the heartstrings. The same was true for everyone lucky enough to be in attendance at Camden Yards for Thursday afternoon's national anthem performed by 18-year-old Nicholas Nauman prior to Baltimore's 10-inning 4-2 loss to the Mariners.
 
Nauman, who attends Carroll Springs School in Westminster, Md., isn't your typical teenager. He was adopted as a 9-month-old infant from Ukraine and was born with a variety of medical problems, including cerebral palsy (spastic quadriplegia), a (repaired) cleft palate, cortical vision impairment(CVI) and mental retardation

That hasn't stopped Nauman from winning a gold medal at the Special Olympics or from memorizing the national anthem, which he delivered with ease.

"It's amazing to me to have this little infant from Ukraine, to come to this country, everything he has accomplished, and to sing our national anthem," said Nick's mother, Maria. "That's amazing for us."
Nauman has never let himself be limited. He has run races with his father, Chris, and on Thursday checked another item off his list: being on the field of his favorite baseball team.

"Nick has difficulties that he's got to deal with every day," said Maria, who hopes Nauman, her eldest of six children, can continue to inspire others. "If just one other person sees him and says, 'You know what? Life's not perfect. But life is precious. God has a plan for you and you and you,' it will be a success, you know? It will all work out."

1 comment:

Maria C.S. Nauman said...

Dearest Father Allan - THANK YOU so much for sharing Nick and his inspiration with your wonderful readers in The Deep South! We LOVE and miss you, as well as all our wonderful friends at St. Anne's in Richmond Hill, Georgia. May God continue to bless all y'all! Please be ever assured of our prayers! ~ Love, Your Nauman Family