A simple thank-you note changed Brigham Young University-Idaho student Hans Smith's life more than he ever could have imagined. In 2008, the baseball fanatic, whose participation in the game has been limited to that of an observer due to the physical limitations of cerebral palsy, discovered a baseball video game more realistic than any other he'd ever played. Hans was so satisfied with the game that he wrote Sony, the creators of MLB: The Show, a letter of appreciation. "I just thanked them for giving me an opportunity to do something that I would do in real life, but can't do because of something that is out of my control," he said.  A senior producer of the video game was so touched by the letter that he called Hans and invited him to their San Diego studios. "He told me they wanted to make my dreams more of a reality," he said. "They scanned my head with a 360-degree camera and recorded my voice, and I signed a talent agreement so I could appear in the video game."

via LDS Church News – Sony makes BYU-Idaho student's dreams a reality.

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