Keegan really clicked with his Buddy, and as he thrives on consistency, it has been most helpful that she has been there every week. We began working on his ability to kick the ball and his endurance at physical therapy a month ago to prepare him for soccer. It seems to have helped. He has fleeting moments of pure joy in running around after the ball. Then, he has to take a break to catch his breath before jumping back in, with most of his participation petering out after the first half. Overall though, we are beyond proud of his progress, and it has done our hearts so much good to see him participate in sports in this way. We are looking into also allowing him to play t-ball with the Miracle League in the spring!
Here's quite a few pictures from the last few weeks. I couldn't narrow them down! I think you can see why from the smiles.
Keegan and his Buddy
Aunt Alex getting Keegan ready for his first game
Sounders pep talk
Time to play
Frequent sight - Keegan taking a break on the sidelines.
Hi-fives for Coach Gray
On the run
Sounders cheering section!
Getting support from his Buddy
"Show me your war face!"