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W. Chatham Middle school student realizes baseball dream

By DaShawn Brown - email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC)- What might sound simple to most, means everything to West Chatham Middle School student Kyle Robinson.

"I went on the field, and I actually got to hold a bat and I hit the ball," he said.

"Baseball is his love," added West Chatham baseball coach Nick Clayton.

"The first time I met Kyle the two questions he asked me were do we have a baseball team and who is the coach."

But it's a game most believed he'd never get to play. Kyle was born with cerebral palsy.

"He's had a pretty challenging life," said Shann Robinson, Kyle's mother.

"As far as mentally, he's pretty much a normal 14 year old kid, and he knows that he's supposed to be doing the boy things (like) playing ball, anything that a typical teenage boy would like to do, but the physical limitations are there."

Coach Clayton looked beyond those limitations, and found a spot for Kyle on the West Chatham baseball team:  team manager. 

"Kyle uplifted us, more than we uplifted him," Clayton said.

"It's one of those that let's us know even though you have children like this, some things may be impossible, but it is possible."

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