//DOCTORS SAID HE WOULD NEVER ‘WALK, TALK OR DO ANYTHING’: WATCH TEEN WITH DOWN SYNDROME PROVE THEM ALL WRONG

DOCTORS SAID HE WOULD NEVER ‘WALK, TALK OR DO ANYTHING’: WATCH TEEN WITH DOWN SYNDROME PROVE THEM ALL WRONG

From: The Blaze
by Liz Klimas
10-24-2013
(I think that is just awesome! Doctor’s think they know so much; they don’t know squat! Way to go Mr. VanVooren! And all those others out there like you. Kinda of reminds me of the movie Waterboy.-Ruth)
Todd VanVooren recalled being told 18 years ago that his son, born with Down syndrome, would “never be able to walk, talk or do anything.”
As his wife stood by with tears rolling down her cheeks late last week, VanVooren told WLUK-TV what his son is doing now is “amazing.”
The Little Chute, Wisc., high school senior, usually on the sidelines as a waterboy, had just made his first touchdown during a Friday night game.
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Noah VanVooren was given the opportunity to go from waterboy to player in his high school’s last home game. (Image source: WLUK video screenshot)
Ahead of the game, Noah VanVooren told the local news station it “feels pretty good” to be suited up for the field.
“I’m so happy. My parents are here today and we have a big night tonight,” VanVooren said.
After his years of service passing out water and giving players encouragement, the team decided to show their appreciation.
Noah VanVoorn a Teen With Down Syndrome Scores Touchdown in High School Game
VanVooren (#14) running on the field to make his first touchdown. (Image source: WLUK video screenshot)
Wearing the number 14 in the high school’s last home game of the season, VanVooren was given the ball in the last minute. The opposing team cleared out of the way and VanVooren ran into the endzone.
“I scored a touchdown. It was great,” VanVooren said, even though it didn’t count to the final score.
Noah VanVoorn a Teen With Down Syndrome Scores Touchdown in High School Game
The team singing their fight song after VanVooren’s accomplishment. (Image source: WLUK video screenshot)
This isn’t the only touching story to hit the football field of late. A West Virginia middle school student with autism, who had almost exclusively played on defense, recently made his first touchdown too.
Watch WLUK’s report on the touching moment:
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