Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wheelchair User Scores a TD

With football season upon us, and with me being both a super football fan and a person with a disability, it's always cool to see those rare occurrences when the world of sports and disability converge. Today I came across this link to Fanhouse* about a high school football player in a wheelchair who scored a touchdown. The player is Dylan Galloway, a senior at Manila High School in Arkansas who has paralysis due to cerebral palsy. Apparently, the opposing team agreed ahead of time to cooperate by clearing the way for Dylan to score on the very last game of the game. Good for that kid. And a great demonstration of good sportsmanship. Check out the video below.

*For the record, I disapprove of the article's use of the phrase "confined to a wheelchair."

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