9 Year-Old Boy With Cerebral Palsy Sinks Basket

Austin Jenkins

Even if your bracket is already busted, not all is doom and gloom this March Madness season.

Just ask Austin Jenkins.

Nearly three weeks ago, Christina Weaver uploaded a video to Facebook of her nine year-old son, Jenkins, playing in his basketball game in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Though he has cerebral palsy, Jenkins received the sweetest “assist” of all from his teammates, ultimately converting a hoop from the left block.

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With the help of Grayson Ford (#50), it only took Jenkins two attempts to score — to the massive delight of all in attendance, especially his mother.

“Austin made a basket tonight!” Weaver wrote on her Facebook page. “We’re so blessed to have so many people support him. A huge thanks to his team for always helping him and even bigger thanks to Coach Mike for EVERYTHING he’s done for Austin.”

Weaver added, “I just want his coach Mike Newlon and his teammates to be recognized for what they have done for Austin,” she said.

“It was a very emotional moment,” Weaver added. “I didn’t know if I wanted to cry or smile. Austin makes me proud every day.”


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