At a Tennessee Fair Sunday night, a 10-year-old boy who is bound to a wheelchair and required to wear braces on both legs managed to muster his strength to stand for the playing of the national anthem.
According to Fox News, Avery Price has a hereditary condition called spastic paraplegia (HSP) syndrome, similar to cerebral palsy, which makes it difficult for him to use his legs.
Even despite his disability, Price refused to let it keep him from showing his patriotism while attending the Putnam County Fair in Cooksville.
“I usually sit and put my hand on my heart, but last night I decided to stand … because I like to stand for my country,” Avery said in an interview with Fox 17.
“That makes me feel really good,” said his dad Stephen Price, “[considering] the stuff he’s been through, and the fact that he still wanted to do that, that’s amazing to me.”
He added, “He’s a very, very patriotic kid. … He’s always been that way.”
An onlooker snapped a video of the act and shared it on her social media accounts. The video has gone viral, inspiring countless Americans.
“A very proud young man. Just goes to show you even a disability can’t hold you back in the things you believe in,” one person wrote on social media.
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