Jacoby Catanzaro began having infantile spasms when he was just a year old and was subsequently diagnosed with West Syndome — a rare epileptic disorder.
The 9-year-old spent a large part of his time in the hospital receiving treatments, but Children’s Hospital is also where he began to watch Red Sox games. His love for the game was formed, and he started to think of his namesake, Jacoby Ellsbury, as his hero. Two years ago, Catanzaro began playing in a baseball league for youngsters with physical and mental limitations. Now, he plays on a standard Little League team and was chosen for the all-star squad this past summer.
Check out the above video to see the two Jacobys come together at Fenway Park in a special moment.