Junior Tywaun Crain plays basketball, softball and runs track while dealing with a rare brain condition. He received the Inspirational Athlete Award at the Comcast SportsNet Sports Awards - 2/13
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Thank you everyone it's good to be here for me this is always the best part of the evening. Let me tell you a little bit about Taiwan -- many you've already met him before the dinner. During a reception before the awards show. He is an absolute inspiration he's sixteen years old any junior -- noble math and science academy on the west side. He also go to college at the University of Illinois could she points on the line not. Where he wants to be a mechanical engineer when he's not in school you'll find him at the caring for kids program that he really Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Or at basketball practice down at rainbow beach park on the south side. He loves wheelchair basketball and softball he set a record for his group in the 200 meter dash at the national junior disability championships. His mom and dad. Gabby and William. Who -- had the pleasure of sitting with tonight at dinner could not be more proud of him. Neither can his little brother David. Taiwan UC doesn't look disabled he looks like a typical pin and for much of his life and that's been his problem. Taiwan has a rare brain condition where he can't process information all that well and has some physical issues that cause problems as well. And too many ways Taiwan's life has been even harder because of the particular disability Eddie House. But lots and see how he's drowned how he's triumphs. And why William -- Taiwan crane is this year's March of Dimes inspirational athlete. Talent as it Genesis of the -- close ones he's missing industry and the NASDAQ tonight. His fans get into -- left in this event. It's really hard. I think is processed information. -- remember things well and see how I. -- -- -- So when he does something different. People I had patient with him it's very hard to understand it time as a disability he would be walking on the street and I think there's only. It's not telling you see him do physical activities -- Club immediately or watch him spasm which you know is Michael came out trying to. It didn't look to for. So kids who didn't understand why he was -- in the -- he was. Wide talent excellent leg braces for two years. Think if he would have been to sun and then we -- And as a Kerry Edwards. -- I'm on the Chicago. Sky high a religion thing and we've played mostly in this. Sunday had a box out and make sure they're on your back and make sure you're touching next year again to play sports. I think you -- And it -- like Obama's strengths welcome back in the day. Being able to mom. To that -- that his program allows him to make friends be living here is always understand and accept the penalty is fully there's in Texas it's. And people from every game every practice. See a little bit more out of them as he pushes himself in the coaching portion that you can see that development at every day. It's like a hole like for him. He's opened up so much Jesus at the influences my and that's really what the morning he -- -- Patrick. He speaks up with the news out he'd play who would now want to put that thought I -- him back this notice that there was something different about. But now he's like from the -- everyone wants to be around them. Everybody sees this -- for. They removed -- note the real tough and it might have been different to me and my title back to be effective effective for the most part is to make sure. There's no matter what discipline you have to me today to conquer them -- -- for the intervention. Have. Like with the sport definitely win. And that's had to take off your coach. Yeah. Please welcome our Chicago -- the speedway march -- inspirational. All of the years Taiwan -- Thank you. I would like to Begin by thanking the March of Dimes. And Comcast sports net before this wonderful award. I would also like to thank my coast spread -- and house from RI see for seeing the athletic potential in me. And pushing me to succeed. Lastly. I would like to thank my family for their loving support. For that costume wearers. Of encouragement. And instead Ballou of the belief that I can achieve anything. I put my mind to. This night is truly an amazing night for me never -- I have imagined that I wouldn't be recognized for doing something that I -- This award. Is given to an inspirational athlete but being an athlete. That is what inspires me. I love being Arnold's pulled. That is made. Wonderful and truly. Incredible athletes. How they accept me for who are there. It seemed that is passionate. Hardworking. And dedicated to the game. Being able to participate in adaptive sports has allowed moved them to be an active participant. And not a silent spectator. It has our. It has allowed me to -- the thrill of victory. Okay we lose sometime soon and that Harris four -- -- -- also. Stops wars has allowed me the opportunity. To be a part of something special. I am not accepting this award. For myself. I am accepting this award. For every captain and a Baptist sports that has overcome. Their disability. And has so. The war. Are truly amazing. Incredible. Effort no BQB thank you.