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Found May 04, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:

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In a scene right out of a movie, Ryan Howard delivered on a young fan’s request for him to hit a home run. Prior to Friday night's game between the Phillies and the Marlins, Ryan met a young blind fan on the field named A.J., who has Leber’s congential amaurosis. During their meeting A.J. handed Howard a bracelet for him to wear and asked him if he could hit a home run for him. Not only did Howard wear the bracelet throughout the game, but he also roped a solo home run to right field in the second inning. You can check out their meeting as well as Howard’s solo shot in the video above.

The Phillies would go on to beat the Marlins by a score of 4-1.

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