A story in the Akron, Ohio, Beacon-Journal details a dream-become-reality for a teen who attends Grace Church, Norton, Ohio (Dan Gregory, campus pastor). Isaiah Corn, who has autism, played his first varsity basketball game. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Big game by Firestone basketball player with autism fulfills dream
A dream became a reality for Firestone senior Isaiah Corn on Tuesday night.
Playing in his first varsity boys basketball game, Corn scored seven points in the fourth quarter against visiting Green. He made one free throw and two 3-pointers that brought players, coaches and fans to their feet roaring with support.
Video of Corn’s shooting prowess originally was posted on Twitter and Facebook by Firestone booster club President Todd Fitzwater and Firestone teacher and coach Paul Gegick.
Corn, who is 17 and autistic, is in his fourth year in the Falcons program with experience on the freshmen and junior varsity levels. He has been accepted to the University of Akron, where he plans to study special education at the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education. … “He takes a little bit longer to learn things, but he eventually gets it,” LeAnn Corn said. “He has a big heart and loves people. We are Christians, so we raised him in a Christian home. He volunteers at our church [Grace Church in Norton] with the little kids, and at vacation bible school for a few summers he helped in what we call the “Super Kids” class, which is the kids at church that have special needs, and they love Isaiah.”
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