January 30, 2011 Posted by danb
Very inspiring story about a disabled virtual athlete.
The other day ESPN wrote about a man with Cerebral Palsy named Hans Smith. Ever since he can remember Mr. Smith has been a baseball fanatic. However he has never been able to play the sport he loves because of his condition.
After receiving a letter from Mr. Smith a few years back, the developers of the top-rated "MLB: The Show" series decided to create a character just for Hans in “MLB 10: The Show.”
Seeing himself as a virtual major leaguer gave Hans a feeling like he’s never had before. It was as if the Cerebral Palsy disappeared for nine innings whenever he played the game. Now Mr. Smith wants to share his experience with other disabled gamers through his Association for Disabled Virtual Athletes.
It’s an incredible inspiring story and we wish Hans Smith the best. To learn more, check out the full article on ESPN.
*Photo from desertnews.com