Principal Helps Special Needs Student Finish Race

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Andrew Sylvester is a 10 year old who completed an amazing task at the Haddonfield Adrenaline 5K.

Sylvester is from New Jersey and this was his first time completing a 5K. Sylvester has autism, and he had friends and family members who helped him finish the race. Austin Sylvester, Andrew’s twin brother, helped their school principle push Sylvester’s racing chair to the finish line.

Vincent Myers, Principal of Haddonfield, says that he wanted to give Andrew the thrill of what it is like to cross the finish line, according to Fox News. This was also an exciting event for Sylvester’s friends and family supporting the boys in the race.

“I think including someone who may not be able to participate in the race themselves is a very good idea,” said sophomore Brody Mazurik.

“That is the best feeling in the world that they can do this together,” said the boy’s mother, according to Fox News.

7th Grader Mason McNett said, “I think we need more people like this in the world. Kindness like this is becoming more and more rare.”

This race was hosted by Ainsley’s Angels, a non-profit organization that helps special needs students complete races. The boys father hopes that they will be doing more events like this in the future.