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Chronically ill 10-year-old recruited by college hockey team

August 28, 2019


TODAY. HE SAYS HE COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED TO BE PART OF THE TEAM. HE’S NOT THE BIGGEST HITTER, OR THE FASTEST SKATER, BUT COLEMAN WALSH, THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE BABSON COLLEGE MEN’S HOCKEY TEAM MAY HAVE THE BIGGEST HEART.>>IT’S REALLY GREAT. I’M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS. LET’S GO BEAVERS!>>THE 10-YEAR-OLD SIGNED HIS NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT TUESDAY, IN FRONT OF HIS NEW TEAMMATES AND COACHES.>>WHEN WE FOUND YOU, WE WERE THRILLED BEYOND BELIEF TO HAVE YOU JOIN OUR TEAM AND BECOME A BABSON BEAVER.>>HE WILL NOW BE ABLE TO ATTEND PRACTICES, GAMES AND BE PART OF A TEAM WHICH HE HASN’T BEEN ABLE TO GIVEN HIS WILLIAMS SYNDROME. THE CONDITION THAT WAS DISCOVERED AT BIRTH HAS SEVERAL PHYSICAL AND MENTAL LIMITATIONS, BUT ALSO MAKES COLEMAN MORE SOCIAL AND LOVING.>>COLEMAN HIMSELF HAS THE ABILITY TO MAKE EVERYBODY AROUND HIM FEEL SPECIAL BECAUSE OF HI QUALITIES.>>TODAY’S SIGNING WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY TEAM IMPACT, A BOSTON NONPROFIT THAT CONNECTS CHILDREN SUFFERING FROM CHRONIC ILLNESS WITH COLLEGE SPORTS TEAMS. A PARTNERSHIP IS CLEARLY BENEFICIAL TO EVERYONE INVOLVED.>>I THINK HAVING COLEMAN HERE AS A PART OF OUR PROGRAM ON OUR TEAM AS A PART OF OUR FAMILY IS

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