Back to top
October 11, 2016
Athlete Helps Opponent with Epilepsy Finish Cross Country Race
Human Interest

October 11, 2016 — As reported by KABC (Cedar Rapids, IA) a high school athlete showed what sportsmanship really means when he helped an opponent, who has epilepsy and autism, cross the finish line. Evan Hansen, a sophomore at City High, was running in his cross country meet when he saw Adam Todd from Cedar Rapids Washington, who plays for a competing school and has epilepsy and autism, was distracted by an ambulance. When he veered off course to check it out, Evan came to his rescue. Adam's father said his son was thrilled to finish the race and knows he has a special buddy on the course.

Read the full story

Related News

February 12, 2018
'Hamilton' star and his wife focus on hope while...

Miguel Cervantes felt numb. He had just finished his third, and most critical, audition in New York City for “Hamilton: An American Musical,”...

February 11, 2018
Skate for Alex

Alex Askenazy, a sophomore at Union College, passed away on October 8, 2017 due to complications from epilepsy. Alex’s fraternity organized...

February 6, 2018
CURE Mention: Valentine’s Day Epilepsy Philanthropy

In the town of Monselice in the Province of Padua, Italy, there is a unique tradition held on Valentine’s Day each year. In a small chapel at St...