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Making a childs wish come true
Local youth attends 2013 Orange Bowl in Miami
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Chris Thompson, a former Florida State running back who now plays for the Washington Redskins, is A.J. Scott's favorite football player of all time. The two pose while talking during A.J.'s visit to the Orange Bowl in Miami in January. - photo by Special
Aubrey James Scott, affectionately known as A.J., was an active boy at age 4 until he began falling on a regular basis. He would get knots on his forehead from those falls.Jerel and Pam Scott, A.J.’s parents, knew something wasn’t right. That was when A.J.’s pre-K teacher, Helen Martin, recommended that A.J. see a physician for tests.“The doctor ran a series of mobility tests and concluded that A.J. possibly had some form of muscular dystrophy,” said Pam Scott, A.J.’s mother and a tech liaison at Mill Creek Elementary School.“After inconclusive blood tests, the doctor performed a muscle biopsy on A.J. and determined that he had Duchenne’s syndrome, a form of MD that is life-threatening,” she said.
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