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Waxler performs for Tampa Bay Rays


Braden River Elementary School student Levi Waxler fulfilled his dream of signing the national anthem during the Tampa Bay Ray’s game against the Kansas City Royals May 1 at Tropicana Field.

The 9-year-old signed in front of a crowd of more than 34,000.

“It was amazing,” his mother Tanya said. “We were treated like royalty.”

Levi, who aspires to be a sign language interpreter or teacher, has become a local celebrity since he began signing the national anthem at Sunday polo matches at the Sarasota Polo Club in February. He began learning sign language when he was just 7 years old.

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