Kansas City Royals host tribute for JCC shooting victims

National anthem sung by Reat Underwood

KANSAS CITY, Mo - The parents of Reat Underwood were on the field when they finally got to see their boy sing the national anthem before thousands of fans at the game.

Underwood’s passion is to sing and dance, but his voice went silent on April 13.

That day Underwood was set to audition for a singing competition at the Jewish Community Center, but a gunman shot and killed him and his grandfather , Dr. William Corporon in the parking lot.

The 14-year old had many dreams to perform, including the national anthem at a Royals game. It didn't become a reality until Saturday. Underwood's rendition of the anthem echoed through Kauffman Stadium before Saturday’s Royals game.

Tens of thousands in the stands listened, as well as his mother and father.

“I heard him it was as if he were there,” Mindy Corporon, Underwood's mother said. “I hear him and his spirit just infiltrates my heart.”

The family of the Terri LaManno was also honored at Saturday’s game. LaManno was shot and killed at the Village Shalom senior care facility .

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