Mom shares video of son with cerebral palsy standing for national anthem

He cannot walk, but when Logan Wilson hears the national anthem, he gives it his all to try and stand. 

A video of the 9-year-old boy from Chesterfield, Michigan getting to his feet during a Detroit Lions game was shared by his mom on Monday.

The video of Logan was posted to his mother's Facebook page with the caption, “Even my 9 year old with CP (who can't walk) knows you're supposed to stand up during the national anthem...He loves it!” The video has already been seen tens of thousands of times. 

Hundreds have people have been sharing the video of Logan, saying how proud they are of his accomplishment. 

Rebecca Wilson told ABC News her son spent nearly 10 minutes trying to stand on his own. Rebecca recorded her son from another room.

“He kept rewinding it from the DVR,” she said. “I was just kind of in shock.”

Rebecca told ABC News her son was born nearly four months early weighing 1 pound, 10 ounces. He walks with assistance of a walker that is very supportive of him, she said. 

The family recorded the game for Logan to re-watch after he got home from school Monday. In the video Rebecca shared, you can see Logan put his left hand to his chest because he has limited mobility on his right side.  

“I haven’t really seen him try to stand from that sitting position on his own like that," she said.

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