Monday, October 24, 2016

Dreams Do Come True

Dreams do come true.  Colby Grider, a member of the 5th and 6th grade Donald W. Reynolds tackle football team, scored a touchdown Saturday in the team's game against the Monticello team.  Yes, scoring that touchdown is always a dream of young players.  For Colby achieving his dream is exceptionally difficult.  Colby has cerebral palsy and walks.  Walking with a wheeled walker presents
a challenge to him on a daily basis.  However, he wants to be a part of the team.  He is always there on the sidelines whether it is at a game or practice,  cheering on his team.  On Saturday, both the Warren and Monticello teams agreed to allow Colby in the game and to score a touchdown. When the first ball was snapped and handed off to Colby, he was assisted, without his walker, down the field toward the goal line.  Lined up along the goal line were other members of his team who were on the sidelines.  They were cheering the buddy on to cross that goal line.  With his score, Warren took the lead, 8-0.

Colby's touchdown was followed by the Warren team taking a knee and allowing Monticello to score, keeping the game fair.

This is the second year in a row that Colby has had the thrill of living the dream of scoring a touchdown.

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