Centerport teen doesn't let disease stop his love of basketball
The Harborfields High School boys' basketball team is enjoying a perfect season and most of the players are inspired by one special team member.
Dylan Thompson, 16, can't play basketball due to his diagnosis of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, but that doesn't stop him from being the coach's right-hand man. Thompson scored the title of team manager and won the respect of his players.
The Centerport teen was diagnosed with DMD at the age of 5. Though he can't walk, Thompson has kept a hopeful outlook, specifically when it comes to his love of basketball.