Students Help Special Needs Teammate Score A Goal

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Students Help Special Needs Teammate Score A Goal
Students help a teammate in a wheelchair feel the thrill of scoring a goal.With an assist from his teammates, Anthony Lepre felt the sheer joy of scoring a goal despite being in a wheelchair.

Students at Maple Point Middle School wanted to help their friend, classmate, and team manager, Anthony Lepre, feel what it's like to score a goal.

Anthony enjoys soccer as much as his teammates. But he is diagnosed with a genetic disorder known as "Angelman Syndrome", which affects the nervous system.

A video of Anthony's teammates helping him kick a goal during practice was uploaded to the Neshaminy School District's Facebook page on Sept. 19 and was widely shared and celebrated by the community.

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