Meet Corbin, our 2008 Co-Ambassador
Corbin Ty Burress was welcomed into hi family six weeks early and weighed 3 pounds, 5 1/2 ounces. He actually fit in a cigarbox! After spending 12 days in the NIC unit At Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria, he was sent home with a clean bill of health.
As he grew, his family noticed that his right side wasn’t as strong or active as his left side. Corbin was evaluated at Easter Seals and began occupational therapy, physical therapy, and developmental therapy.
He attended preschool at the Easter Seals center. The staff worked with him and before too long they had him actually taking steps! Corbin was the Little Ambassador for the Easter Seals 2008 Telethon and the 5K Walk with Me event.
Since his time as ambassador in 2008 Corbin has been busy. Now, Corbin is a very happy 14 year old.
He enjoys spending time with his Project Unified friends and playing video games. Corbin will be running the 50 meter and throwing the softball in May at his 5th year of Special Olympics. He's a 3 time state qualifier in his events.
Corbin also spends his summer playing baseball on the Challenger League. He loves playing ball, just like his favorite team, the Chicago White Sox!
He is most looking forward to becoming an Ottawa Pirate in the fall. He is ready to take on the challenges of high school"