10-YEAR-OLD, JOHN MILLER, MASSACHUSETTS SPECIAL OLYMPIAN
Diagnosed with autism at age 5, John was behind both academically and physically. His parents set him on the path to get stronger and he eventually excelled in sports. John went on to win several gold medals in Special Olympics gymnastics and track and field and was featured in the Eagle Tribune for his accomplishments and was recognized by a proclamation from the City of Methuen celebrating him. John has overcome so many obstacles with his can do spirit and never giving up. He was already inspiring kids and adults with his good and kind heart.