Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Down Syndrome Doesn't Stop Young Football Player

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk's Jamie Taylor runs, tackles and hits opponents just like any other boy on the Norwalk Grizzlies sixth/seventh grade football team. From the sidelines, it's impossible to see what makes the Roton Middle School 13-year-old a special player.
Taylor, however, is special. He was born with Down syndrome. And he is among the few boys in the state with the genetic condition to play youth football. But some doctors advised his parents, Theresa and Jamie Sr., against it.

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