An Awesome Class

I had the pleasure of speaking to a school in Williamsburg, Virginia on February 24, 2017. It was actually Austen’s school, the young boy I visited in the hospital. This class was filled with a great group of kids, and among the students was a special guest, Austen’s sister. She was allowed to join Ms. Erin’s class for the day, which was a special treat for me. Entering the gym, the students made a tunnel for me to go through which was awesome! They were all filled with energy and eager to hear my life story and Paralympic experience. After hearing a little about my life, they were able to get a glimpse of wheelchair basketball. A few students were chosen to try shooting from a chair, which they all seemed to love. The students were so gracious and all signed a basketball for me, and gave my daughter a stuffed animal as well as a little chair to sit in during the presentation. As we speak to schools like Magruder Elementary, the significant impact that we leave on some of the students is something special and it inspires me to continue giving back to the community. We will continue to bring awareness to adaptive sports, and inspire people. I look forward to going back and speaking to Magruder Elementary again in the future as well as many other schools.