Mini-Fenway Park built for boy with muscular dystrophy

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The baseball season is over, but there was an opening day this week that will show you how much good there still is in this world. (PaulHortonVisuals.com)

The baseball season is over, but there was an opening day this week that will show you how much good there still is in this world.

Ten-year-old Thomas Hastings loves baseball and his Boston Red Sox. He was born with muscular dystrophy and scoliosis. He's had 14 surgeries and spends most of his time in a motorized wheelchair.

That makes playing baseball very challenging. So when he was granted a wish through "Make-a-Wish" he wanted his own baseball field.

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Hundreds of complete strangers volunteered to build Thomas his very own miniature Fenway Park in his backyard. Just 34 days later, it was time for opening day.

"It was exciting when I first stepped onto the field, I was starting to think - this is real and it's not a dream, it's real," said Hastings.

His dad says if you can tune out the negativity, there's still some amazing people out there.

Click here for more stories about the Make-a-Wish foundation.
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