By James Redmond
The players on the Windsor youth football team passed the ball off to Jackson Maybon, 10, during practice last week as his team formed a pocket around him, throwing any opposing player who came near him to the ground while Jackson made his touchdown run.
“Every time he touches the ball, he makes a touchdown,” his dad said as he watched and smiled.
At practices and games Jackson gets right in the huddle, leads breakdowns, goes up and down the field with the whole team during conditioning, and he does all of this from his wheelchair. Jackson has cerebral palsy.
Players and coaches with the Windsor youth football team say Jackson is just another player, but when they talk about the joy and excitement he causes, it becomes apparent how much joy he brings to the team.
“It’s amazing the effect Jackson has had on a lot of people, in a short amount of time,” said Dick Thomas, coach of the 10-and-under Windsor football team.
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