Teen Uses DynaVox To Sing National Anthem At Cleveland Indians
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
July 9 2004
CLEVELAND, OHIO--Sara Pyszka made history Wednesday night.
The 18-year-old high school senior became the first person to use an augmentative communication device to sing the national anthem at a major league baseball game.
Pyszka, who has cerebral palsy and does not talk, used her laptop-sized DynaVox AAC to perform the Star Spangled Banner before the Cleveland Indians game at Jacobs Field.
"I'm from Pittsburgh, but tonight, I'm a Cleveland fan," she told the cheering crowed. "Go Tribe!"
The event was part of the Indians' Disability Awareness Night.
"Anthem highlights enduring spirit" (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
"Voiceless Teen Sings National Anthem For Cleveland Indians Using DynaVox Technology" (PR NewsWire)