July 29, 2011
Something tells me there are going to be a lot of people in a lot of places talking about Lily Anderson this weekend. Watch as the brave 10-year-old sings the national anthem before Thursday's Atlanta Braves game at Turner Field — and then receive what Braves reliever Peter Moylan(notes) describes as "the longest standing ovation I've witnessed."
Anderson was singing the anthem as part of Thursday's "Rally Night" at the ballpark. Before the game, catcher Brian McCann(notes) met with "Rally Kids," children who are battling cancer, and funds were raised in the fight against the disease.
But as is apparent from the video, there's much more to Lily Anderson:
[Lily] thinks peace signs are really cool, loves turtles and playing with her friends. She loves to ride dirt bikes with her Dad, and looks forward to the weekly Sunday visits with her Grandma and Grandpa. Lime green is her very favorite color and as with most girls her age, clothes are really special; in fact she is often known by her nickname "Style Anderson."
You can also learn more about Lily on her Facebook fan page, but for now I'd just like to compliment her on a job well done. She has definitely inspired a lot of people — not only with her song on Thursday night, but with her entire fight against cancer.
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