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09/19/2013 03:24 pm ET Updated Sep 19, 2013

'Nick's First Pitch' Shows How Google Fiber Made Teen's Baseball Dream A Reality (VIDEO)

In June, Nick LeGrande threw the first pitch at the Oakland Athletics game -- from more than 1,800 miles away.

The 14-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., is battling a rare blood disease that prevents him from being around large crowds. But thanks to his family, the baseball community, and Google Fiber, his big league dream became a reality.

Google Fiber is the company's new, ultra-high-speed Internet service. The technology made it possible for Legrande to control a special pitching robot in Oakland all the way from a Google facility near his hometown.

On Thursday, Google released a heartwarming video about the teen's journey.

"I like everything about [baseball]. I don't know what I don't like," Legrande says in the video. "I don't like sitting on the bench."

Thankfully, despite his illness, he didn't have to.

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