Principal Lends A Hand So Student With Autism Can Join In 5k

West End Memorial Elementary School principal Vincent Myers is an avid runner, so when he was looking for another race to sign up for and heard about a run that promotes inclusion, he was in. Ainsley's Angels, a nonprofit that helps kids of all abilities participate in races, asked if he knew anyone he wanted to push in a 5k they were hosting - and he knew just the right kid.

The Woodbury, New Jersey principal asked 10-year-old Andrew Sylvester to join him. The student has autism and Myers pushed him in a stroller for the whole race. They were joined by Andrew’s twin brother, Austin, and some friends - and by all accounts they had a great time.

“It made Andrew feel great that he was a part of it,” says Andrew’s dad PJ Sylvester. “He was great that day. It was really significant to him. He cheered. We all cheered.”

Source: Inside Edition

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