Josiah Viera is a seven year old who suffers from Progeria, the premature aging disorder. He was in town this weekend as the official guest of the State Little League Association who are playing the state championships in the area. He was also threw out the first pitch for the Spikes on Saturday night and was again in attendance at tonight’s game.
ABC and ESPN have produced a couple of stories about this kid’s fight with his disease and his love for baseball.
You really can’t appreciate how small this kid is until you see him in person (the video just doesn’t do him justice). He was sitting just behind home with Spikes GM Jason Dambach tonight along with a couple of Spikes players who were on the inactive list for tonight’s game. You could really see how much he and the players were enjoying themselves.