Update on Chris’ soccer success: (read Chris’ original story)
16 year old Chris is an extremely talented athlete. Diagnoses of cerebral palsy, intellectual disability and ADHD have not stopped this young man from achieving great success in the sports he loves.
Chris showed great promise at little athletics prompting his parents to look for suitable sporting programmes to support his talent. The right opportunity presented itself when Chris signed up for Soccer. Since then Chris has become one of WA Special Olympics’ biggest stars, winning the Special Olympics Sport Star of the Year Award for 2012, Perth Metro North.
This year, Chris has been selected to compete at the 2014 National Games in Melbourne. His supportive family and friends have previously sponsored this dedicated sportsman. This time they asked organisations to join them to support his efforts.
If Chris does well, he has a chance of being selected to go to Los Angeles to compete for Australia. Chris has done all the hard work himself but to help him on his way, he received $1,500 towards travel costs from Rocky Bay’s Wishing Tree.
We wish him all the best at the nationals in October.
Please considering donating to the Wishing Tree to support other people like Chris.