Josiah Viera’s love of baseball and love of life continues to inspire | E:60

  • čas přidán 25. 12. 2018
  • In 2010, E:60 met 6-year-old Josiah Viera, who was battling Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, a rare genetic disease that causes accelerated aging in children. Josiah never let the disease define who he was nor did he let it prevent him from playing baseball, his favorite sport. At first, Josiah was the star of Little League, where up to 1,000 people from the community gathered to cheer him on. But when playing became too much, he found another way to be part of the game he loves as an honorary bench coach for the State College Spikes, the A-level club in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. On December 24, 2018, Josiah died at the age of 14.
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Komentáře • 447

  • Jorge Figueroa
    Jorge Figueroa Před 4 dny

    MVP Josiah Viera

  • spartan 11002
    spartan 11002 Před 15 dny

    A true God's blessing

  • Tyler Singh
    Tyler Singh Před 18 dny +1

    Was in my grade

  • Logan Statt
    Logan Statt Před 4 měsíci

    This made me cry. Joshia enjoyed every moment of the game and god bless his sole. This should never happen to people this little boy is an inspiration.

  • Bendy the demon 18
    Bendy the demon 18 Před 4 měsíci


  • Amelia Hahn
    Amelia Hahn Před 4 měsíci +1

    Keep Hitting Dingers In Heaven 🙏

  • Atlanta United fan #1
    Atlanta United fan #1 Před 4 měsíci

    The worst part is he did not even get to have christmas

  • S. Dancer
    S. Dancer Před 5 měsíci

    I remember watching this back when I was in the sixth grade. Wow time has passed fast 😕

  • Andrew Burton
    Andrew Burton Před 5 měsíci

    That is the greatest thing I have ever seen. That’s why the cardinals are the best organization in sports

  • Sam Linebaugh
    Sam Linebaugh Před 5 měsíci +1

    I feel so sorry for him he just wants to play but can’t

  • Krista Hoffman
    Krista Hoffman Před 5 měsíci

    The 72 dislikes are the pitchers he’s hit dingers off of

  • Caydon Smith
    Caydon Smith Před 5 měsíci

    Why Josiah

  • Caydon Smith
    Caydon Smith Před 5 měsíci +1

    I would die for this kid that had big dreams rip❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Peter Griffin
    Peter Griffin Před 6 měsíci

    Damn he lived a hell of a life R.I.P

  • Super Kay
    Super Kay Před 6 měsíci

    But isn’t he a handsome boy 😘💙 Blessing to the family

  • It's Zane
    It's Zane Před 6 měsíci +1

    If you prayed for Josiah, you know what life is all about

  • James Is cooll
    James Is cooll Před 6 měsíci

    Why would people dislike this?

  • Kenneth Lopez
    Kenneth Lopez Před 6 měsíci

    Make sure you visit the Spikes team web site for details on what it plans to honor Josiah.Great documentary. See everybody out at Medlar Field next month!

  • Kenneth Lopez
    Kenneth Lopez Před 6 měsíci

    Hi guys.. To all local Spikes fans from Central PA- I'm an usher for Spikes baseball . Joe Putnam, communications director for the club, said we'll have several celebrations and commemorations of Josiah's life throughout the 2019 summer season. I won't detail exactly what the club plans to do to honor him, but it's going to be very very special. I don't want to speak on behalf of the club or club officials. But we, as a staff, plan to honor his life throughout the summer! Ok Bellefeutians ( I'm a Bellefontian now), residents of the borough (SC) itself, and all fellow Central PA residents- let's have a great 2019 Spikes campaign. And, honor Josiah's memory as best we can by being outstanding fans. Loving baseball and life! Thank you- Ken Lopez, Spikes usher

  • deimien cordero
    deimien cordero Před 6 měsíci

    Boy, that kid i would treat him like a god with the amount of love for life and baseball is the thing thats most touching. And the fact that he knows his conditions he is the person that perseveres and he stays 💪

  • Ruby Fears
    Ruby Fears Před 7 měsíci

    I love you Josiah keep doing what you doing man keep your head up and keep playing!

  • Ajm Bball321
    Ajm Bball321 Před 7 měsíci

    You will never be forgotten Josiah you inspire all of us😢 rest in peace🙏🏻

  • Iron Wolf4000
    Iron Wolf4000 Před 7 měsíci

    This kids a warrior respect for this kid is massive

  • Tucker Stringfield
    Tucker Stringfield Před 8 měsíci

    Why him, just like why him he is the kid that loves the game for the game doesn’t matter win or lose he always does his best and just why him don’t find very many kids that love the game as much as he does R.I.P buddy these are the best videos I’ve ever watched

  • Canyon Arizona
    Canyon Arizona Před 9 měsíci

    If he didnt have that or any condition like that, he would have been the best baseball player ever. May you Rest In Peace. Everyone reading this, be thankful for what life has to offer. Make everyday like its your last because you never when it will be it. Be grateful.

  • Eggzotik 99
    Eggzotik 99 Před 10 měsíci +1

    Don’t forget how lucky you are 😉

  • Xander Ioannou
    Xander Ioannou Před 10 měsíci

    R.I.P Josiah you touched all of our hearts see you In the sky’s buddy

  • Xander Ioannou
    Xander Ioannou Před 10 měsíci

    Josiah proved that no matter how small how weak or if you have a disease you should follow your dreams and block out all of the disconfidence

  • Sports relief
    Sports relief Před 10 měsíci

    so sad but happy to

  • Brodie Kight
    Brodie Kight Před 10 měsíci +1

    when he started to cry I lost it

  • Gilberto Gutierrez
    Gilberto Gutierrez Před 10 měsíci


  • Mikayla Gonzalez
    Mikayla Gonzalez Před 10 měsíci

    I smiled so big seeing him smile. 😍

  • Miller Means
    Miller Means Před 10 měsíci

    This is incredible 🙏🙏

  • Jonathan Juarez
    Jonathan Juarez Před 10 měsíci

    I cried it's so sad

  • Eric Tipton
    Eric Tipton Před 10 měsíci

    My o my if all the people of the world had the heart of this awesome human being O how good could we be.

  • Adam Calderon
    Adam Calderon Před 10 měsíci

    He may be different but he changed the world

  • FlackFishingTV
    FlackFishingTV Před 10 měsíci

    🙏🙏🙏 Josiah is an amazing person and he does not deserve what he was born with so prayers out to him and his family and also you are an inspiration 🙏🙏🙏

  • Nickkyyy 6
    Nickkyyy 6 Před 10 měsíci

    Why did I start crying when 10 minutes strike

  • Carson Drummond
    Carson Drummond Před 10 měsíci

    Big heart

  • FeaRxShotz
    FeaRxShotz Před 10 měsíci

    awww nice kid

  • Asher Britton
    Asher Britton Před 10 měsíci


  • Jacksonville Airport 1:400
    Jacksonville Airport 1:400 Před 10 měsíci

    So he’s dead?

  • Josh Shiminsky
    Josh Shiminsky Před 10 měsíci

    💋💋💋💋💋😭I love this kid

  • Calvin Scheib
    Calvin Scheib Před 10 měsíci

    Rip to a great friend we love you Josiah

  • River Puryear
    River Puryear Před 10 měsíci

    RIP little dude. Every body is praying 🙏 for you!!!

  • Nuggetbros TV
    Nuggetbros TV Před 10 měsíci

    61 people missed the like button

  • Seamus
    Seamus Před 10 měsíci

    God bless Josiah 🙏❤️

  • Darcy Davis
    Darcy Davis Před 10 měsíci

    This kid is amazing

  • Yannik Pineda
    Yannik Pineda Před 10 měsíci

    Rest in peace 😘

  • Mike Platz
    Mike Platz Před 10 měsíci

    God bless 🙏

  • Planet TrickShot
    Planet TrickShot Před 10 měsíci

    Trust me, I’m not one to cry often. But this video brought a tear to my eye.

  • Jack Benson
    Jack Benson Před 10 měsíci

    Most emotional and happy video ever 1 like 1 prayer

  • Hilderos
    Hilderos Před 10 měsíci +1

    I don't understand. It is a person with a disability that likes baseball... What is the different from him to a normal person that likes baseball? His disability? So why is he being treated in such a good way and given more priority than a normal boy who loves baseball? I don't grasp the concept of having a disability and people feeling sympathy for you and treating you with nice things simply because... you have a disability...

  • Melanie Nelson
    Melanie Nelson Před 10 měsíci


  • Eqvnt
    Eqvnt Před 10 měsíci +2

    the kid could hit better than me.
    the fact that 60 people disliked this is just sad.

  • Remember The Greats Sports
    Remember The Greats Sports Před 10 měsíci

    If everyone was as loving as Josiah we wouldn't have so many bad things happening on this Earth. RIP Josiah I added you to my In Memoriam Minor League video on my channel so you'll never be forgotten.

  • rdwade34
    rdwade34 Před 10 měsíci +1

    R.i.p Josiah. In praying for his family and as he lives a good life in heaven. He is dearly missed

  • ItsMobi
    ItsMobi Před 10 měsíci +1

    Why do people dislike this video

  • Phillip
    Phillip Před 10 měsíci


  • Faraxzy
    Faraxzy Před 10 měsíci +1

    It’s chicken little