There will be a very special rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” tonight at the Kansas City Royals game.

Reat Underwood, 14, was one of three people – including his grandfather, Dr. William Corporon – who were shot and killed in April in a suspected hate-crime attack in Overland Park, Kansas. His rendition of the song will be played on tape when the Royals take on the New York Yankees tonight.

Mindy Corporon, Reat’s mother and William’s daughter, was on “America’s News Headquarters” today ahead of the game. She and her friends will be at the game wearing shirts that say “Faith Wins.”


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“I think the message that God wants me to give and wants our family to broadcast is that that’s why we’re strong […] we believe that they’re in heaven [...] and we’re trying to let people understand that that can help you be stronger.”

Mindy said, “Humans can do evil things, but God is here with us in all different ways in terms of people, in terms of songs, and can help us through any kind of tragedy that we might have.”

Watch her full interview above.


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