A 9-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who cannot walk or stand on his own was caught on camera giving his all to try to stand during the national anthem of an NFL game on TV.
Logan Wilson, of Chesterfield, Michigan, was watching a recording of a Detroit Lions game on Monday at his home from the couch. When the national anthem began to play, Logan spent nearly 10 minutes trying to stand on his own.
“He kept rewinding it from the DVR,” said Logan’s mom, Rebecca Wilson, who recorded her son from another room. “I was just kind of in shock.”
Wilson told ABC News her son is a huge fan of the Lions and the Detroit Tigers so they record the games for him to re-watch. Logan asked his mom to sit him on the couch so he could watch the game after he got home from school Monday.
“He walks with the assistance of a walker that he gets strapped into but it’s very supportive of him,” she said of Logan, who was born nearly four months early weighing 1 pound, 10 ounces. “I haven’t really seen him try to stand from that sitting position on his own like that," she said.
Logan can be seen in the video putting his left hand to his chest since he has limited mobility on his right side, according to his mom.
Wilson posted the video of Logan to her Facebook page, along with the caption, “Even my 9 year old with CP (who can't walk) knows you're supposed to stand up during the national anthem...He loves it!”
The video has been viewed more than 14,000 times and sparked comments related to protests by some professional athletes during sporting events. Wilson said she posted the video just to share her pride in how far her son has come.
“He’s made a lot of accomplishments in the last nine years, from being told that he wouldn’t be able to do much of anything to being where he is today,” she said. “He’s just an amazing little boy.”