7-year-old girl throwing out World Series Game 4 opening pitch

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Waved on by a sea of United Airlines employees and passengers, Hailey Dawson and her family got a big welcome to Houston at Bush Intercontinental Airport.

"I'm going to throw out the first pitch," says Hailey, explaining her mission for the weekend.

It isn't just a dream -- she's actually doing it!

Major League Baseball heard about her remarkable story and sent her and her family on an all expenses paid trip to Houston. The seven-year-old girl will be attending World Series Game 3 on Friday night and throwing out the first pitch for Game 4 on Saturday.

"She threw it at the college game and then decided, 'When am I going to get to go to the professionals?,' and since our little league team is the Orioles, she wanted to throw for them," says Hailey's father Greg. "You know I'm from Maryland, so it was a natural fit."
 
What makes her throw extra special is how she does it, specifically, with her 3D printed robotic arm.

"She has something called Poland Syndrome, so she was born without her three middle fingers and the two other fingers are just like cartilage, there is no bone in it and so it also affected the right side of her pectoral", says Hailey's mother Yong.

Of course, I had her show me how it's done. She told me she has been practicing a ton.
 
When I asked Hailey what her message to the Astros is, she responded, "Good luck!"
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