Trending Video: Middle Schooler With Down Syndrome Makes ESPN
I am so proud of this moment going viral. If you know me very well, you know that my little niece (Sidnee) was diagnosed with Austim a couple years ago and I have vowed to help her live her dreams, with support of foundations for Autism and encouragement to reach for the stars. To see a special needs child shine on ESPN highlights makes my day! It’s another thing I can show her and say “Look Sid, NOTHING can hold you back! Take over the world girl!”
Owen Groesser is a child living with Down Syndrome and plays for the Van Hoosen Junior High School basketball team. He has not played at all this season until the last game where he lit up the basket and made it onto ESPN. According to ESPN, Groesser entered late in the game and received a pass beyond the arc and sank a 3-pointer, sparking a wild celebration in the stands. He sank another 3 a few minutes later and helped the team to victory and made a statement for the world in his short two mintues of playing time!
After Wednesday’s game, Groesser’s friends and teammates launched a Twitter campaign called #GetOwenOnSportsCenter and is has gone crazy viral and landed him on the highlight reel! CONGRATS TO OWEN! AMAZING! And Shouts to ESPN for such a shining moment in broadcasting!
~Otis O Show