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Twins with Cerebral palsy meet their major league idol

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It's not very often you get the chance to meet your biggest role model, but it happened for two very special young boys from Iowa.  Braden and Dathan Miller are twins, born just a minute apart.

They were slow to develop and by the time they were a year-and-a-half they were diagnosed with Cerebral palsy.  Their dream is to be able to run the bases like their favorite players on their favorite team- the Minnesota Twins.   Recent surgery on their legs gives them more control over their bodies.  And now, they're running at home on a chalk-drawn diamond in the driveway.

"They may never be able to play baseball because of their Cerebral palsy," said Braden and Dathan's mother, "But that's kind of the next best thing so it's a lot of fun for them to run around the bases and they pretend to slide into home base and hit a home runs and everything that goes along with it."

They've been practicing a lot and Wednesday, they got to play with their baseball idol, Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer.  He stopped by the children's hospital where they're receiving treatment.  The boys were speechless but their faces said it all.

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