4-Year-Old Granted Wish to Be Drafted Onto College Baseball Team

Ari Schultz, awaiting a heart transplant, was signed by Assumption College in Massachusetts with the help of a program called Team Impact.
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Finally tonight, you've heard of child prodigies, but a 4-year-old playing college baseball? Here's John donvan. All right, it's official. All right! Reporter: Signed to play college ball and he's just 4? No wonder Ari Schultz is the kid with the home run smile. Because Ari loves baseball. Really loves it. You've got quite an arm there. Whoa! In fact, he's been swinging a bat since he was a toddler, but he was always pretty good in front of a basketball hoop, too. And all this despite the hit to his health he's been living with all his life. He's been through open heart surgery multiple times already. The toughest part for me is just living a Normal life, playing sports, we're waiting for a new heart, and he really needs one. Reporter: And yet that grin is always there. He wakes up and says, I'm going to play every sport today, and he will. Reporter: That grin was really there when he met the ball players of assumption college who are part of a program called team impact that grants wishes to kids with chronic medical challenges. And so what they did was sign him. Yeah, it's kind of make-believe right now but not for Ari. So how cool was this, huh? Wow, cool. Reporter: Here's what Ari's waiting for now, a heart transplant. The next chapter for this future ball star who has so much heart already. John donvan, ABC news. We salute Ari Schultz for being so tough and for being "America strong." I'm Tom llamas in New York. Have a great evening. Good night.

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