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Cranston boy featured in Microsoft Super Bowl ad

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By: Samantha Lavien

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A Cranston boy is getting national attention after appearing in Microsoft's Super Bowl Commercial.

5-year-old Braylon O'Neill who walks with prosthetic legs was featured in the ad which showcases medical technology.

The sports lover is shown in the commercial hitting a baseball and running.

"I hit the ball a lot but I'm not good at catching it," said Braylon.

The Super Bowl Commercial star says he doesn't let anything get him down.

"I like to kick balls, play basketball, hockey," said Braylon.

Braylon was born with no bones in his lower legs and at 3 and a half he had them amputated. But despite his struggles, he is thriving.

"He keeps up with all of his cousins, and all of his friends. He always feels like whether he keeps his legs on or off he knows he is going to give it his all," said Braylon's father Michael O'Neill.

Braylon says he loved his time in the spotlight and his dad says the experience is an unforgettable one for the whole family.

"We decided to go through with the commercial because we feel like technology has an impact on everyone's lives and it has changed Braylon's and ours," said Michael O'Neill.

Braylon's parents say since the ad has aired they have received calls from parents of kids with similar conditions talking about how much of an inspiration Braylon is.

And as for Braylon's future in TV, he says he'd definitely like to be in more commercials.

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