Gold medal party held for Northport Paralympian

The Cause Café in Fort Salonga hosted a homecoming celebration for Northport resident and gold medal Paralympian Mikey Brannigan Friday. Brannigan, who is autistic, was

Brannigan, who is autistic, was on top of the podium in Rio after finishing the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:51.73.

Brannigan, who is autistic, was on top of the podium in Rio after finishing the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:51.73. (9/23/16)

FORT SALONGA - The Cause Café in Fort Salonga hosted a homecoming celebration for Northport resident and gold medal Paralympian Mikey Brannigan Friday.

Brannigan, who is autistic, was on top of the podium in Rio after finishing the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:51.73.

The gold medalist addressed the crowd at the café, saying that he was proud to spread autism awareness and overcome challenges.

Cause Café is a French-themed bistro that employs special-need individuals as a way of acquiring needed life skills.

 

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