Little league football player makes unforgettable touchdown

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WYTHE CO, Va. (WDBJ) -- The beginning of this week was discouraging for Reece Beasley.

"It just feels like everything is silent," Beasley said.

The 10-year-old boy in Virginia relies on a wheelchair to get around. A few days ago, it was being less than cooperative.

"And he said, then came tears, 'It's not fair. Why can't I walk? It's not fair. I should be able to walk like everybody else.' So we really had a tough night," said his mother, Kayla Beasley.

Reece has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a condition that's caused by flaws in the gene that controls how the body produce protein to build muscle. But on Tuesday on the football field, none of that mattered. His only focus was making a score.

His play for the Jackson Eagles little-league team was perfect. Surrounded by his team, Reece flew down the field leaving the opposing team, the Sheffey Wildcats, far behind and made a touchdown he'll never forget.

"It just changed my life," Reece said. "It felt like everybody loves me."

"I don't think there was a dry eye in the stands and of course, I didn't look at anybody because I was too busy being my own mess," Kayla said.

His two point conversion was flawless. This was a dream of his. All season, he's been on the sidelines as a water boy or watching the game.

"I thought that would never happen, but all things are possible if you just believe in it," Reece said.

This week, the team and coaches suited him up, invited him on the field.

"And that, as him mom, when there's so many things I can't fix and I can't change, is really, really special," his mother said.

The opposing team signed the game ball and gave it to him. He posed for pictures with his team and left with a smile that hasn't disappeared.

"You just got to keep on going and believe you can do it," Reece said.

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