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Boy With Muscular Dystrophy Rounds Bases At Fenway Park

BOSTON (CBS) – Nine-year-old Liam has run the bases several times at Fenway Park. But his most recent trip around the diamond had extra meaning.

Liam's father, Jeff Mcgourty, shared a video on Facebook this week showing the young Red Sox fan circling the bases at the iconic ballpark.

Mcgourty posted that Liam suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a condition that will likely cost him the ability to walk in the next several years.

Liam Fenway Run
Nine-year-old Liam, who suffers from a form of muscular dystrophy, ran the bases at Fenway Park. (WBZ-TV)

"This is his fourth time running the bases at Fenway Park in Boston, and it might be his last," Mcgourty wrote.

Jeff told WBZ-TV that it was an emotional day Sunday watching Liam soak in the moment.

"It meant everything to see that smile on his face running around those bases," he said.

This is my 9yr old son Liam he suffers from Duchesne Muscular Dystrophy this is his 4th time running the bases at Fenway Park in Boston and it might be his last Liam will lose the ability to walk in the coming years Like this if your proud of him please

Posted by Jeff Mcgourty on Sunday, May 15, 2016


Liam doesn't let his condition slow him down. He was all smiles as he made the trip to home plate.

"When we went it was Wally's birthday and I was on the big screen," Liam beamed.

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Liam was so excited about the experience, that he can't bring himself to taking off his baseball glove.

To learn more about Liam's battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, visit the Liam's L.E.E.P. Facebook page.

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