Editor’s Note: This is the second of six daily profiles of this year’s team captains for the annual Little Hearts Big Smiles Fun Day 5K set for Saturday, May 19.
Will is an eighth-grader at Clinton-Massie and a huge Buckeyes, Bengals and Reds fan.
He is active in basketball, tennis, floor hockey and bowling leagues, making lots of friends along the way. Any given afternoon you can find Will either shooting hoops at the school playground or playing Frisbee golf.
At birth, Will was diagnosed with trisomy 21, a type of Down syndrome, which is a genetic disorder caused by an extra 21st chromosome. The disorder is typically associated with physical growth delays, characteristic facial features and mild to moderate intellectual disability.
Will doesn’t let this slow him down, though — he’s changing people’s view of Down syndrome and what these kids can achieve!
Be sure to register for team WILL POWER at https://goo.gl/forms/kvh14fQwGPNTXRYn2 .
All proceeds from this event will go to benefit Phase 4 of the Little Hearts Big Smiles Playground. Phase 4 includes the addition of handi-accesible restrooms for children and families.
To find out more about the 5K and for more information about Little Heart Smiles Big Smiles, visit www.littleheartsbigsmiles.org or find them on Facebook.