GRISWOLD, Conn. (WHDH) — After years of waiting, a Connecticut teen finally had the chance to take his talent to the field. And he said it was a moment he will never forget.
Evan Anderson, or “E Dog” to his teammates, waited patiently for almost two years for his time on the football field.
“He was classified as autistic,” said Julie Anderson, Evans mother, “he was nonverbal for several years of his life.”
Mostly waiting on the sidelines as the Griswold Wolverines team manager, coach decided E Dog’s time had come and he would play in Mondays game.
“I think it gave him a sense of belonging,” said Julie, “he always wanted to be one of the kids and just be a normal kid.”
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