Tom Willis, Born Without hands and arms, To Throw Out first pitch at Washington Nationals Game

1:52 PM, Apr 26, 2012   |    comments
Tom Willis threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park July 2011 (
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- In a truly inspirational display of resourcefulness and heart, a man with no hands or arms will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Nationals home game on May 2, according to a news release.

Tom Willis has was born with his disabilities, however, he still has learned how do drive a car, write and even throw a baseball. 

"Willis, a Washington, DC, native, will take the mound and toss the ceremonial first pitch with his feet prior to the Washington Nationals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, May 2, at Nationals Park. The game will start at 7:05 p.m.," according to the news release. 

It's all part of Willis's 'Pitch for Awareness' national tour. Willis travels to baseball stadiums across the country to pitch a ball and to spread his messaged of hope.

"Every little boy who picks up a baseball dreams of some day playing on a professional team in a professional stadium. As a child I shared that same dream," Willis said in a news release. 

Willis is a motivational speaker who meets with students to talk
to talk about his life and his perseverance. 

Check out his website here.

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