Katie Seigenthaler’s son George is a Special Olympics athlete. He competes in basketball among other sports.
In a recent blog post to Special Olympics, Katie describes what George has been through, “…diagnosed with leukemia at age 9; who was given a death sentence after he contracted pneumonia due to the cancer treatment protocol; who went on to survive three years of brutal chemotherapy only to wind up with severe osteoporosis; and who, over the course of 2 the two years following treatment, endured major reconstructive surgery on his hips and broke his legs 5 times.”
After all of that, it seems like George is doing just fine with the help of Special Olympics! Katie goes on to say, “He’s a clutch player on all of his Special Olympics teams, recently starting as center for the SO New Trier basketball squad after being moved up from JV to V just 3 months prior.”
Read Katie’s full post here.