Sunday, March 8, 2009

Friends, fun in Down Syndrome Association Soccer League

Friends, fun in Down Syndrome Association Soccer League | Jacksonville.com:

"Alex, 16, has a rare gene disorder known as Williams syndrome, which is marked by heart and vascular problems as well as extreme gregariousness - easy to see in the boisterous teen, ringleader of the noogie patrol.

During the game, Alex hurtles his body after the ball, tracking it like a lion after an antelope. For years he watched his brother and sister compete in their sports. Now it's his chance.

'We've got to watch his heart,' says his father. 'But the doctor said, 'Let him be a boy. He's got to be a boy.' '

And he is."

2 comments:

Alice said...

I am a mom of a 13 year old with WS. You do have to let them be a "normal" kid. Our problem has been friendships are few or nil. I just blogged today on WS. So, I decided to look for others.

kerux said...

Great to have you in the blogosphere, Alice!