By the Disability.gov Team
A basketball whizzes past the camera, and a little boy with short blonde hair cracks a smile and lets out a mischievous laugh. His dad, Ricky, jogs to the ball and in a split second returns it for another round of entertainment.
When you ask Brendan questions, he answers confidently. He eagerly returns high-fives. His energy fills the room, tugging at the heartstrings of everyone at the photo shoot.
Brendan is like any other five-year-old boy, despite being born premature at 28 weeks with complications that caused cerebral palsy and kidney disease. He also has asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Yet, his story is not defined by his disabilities – rather Brendan thrives because of the love, support and expectations of his adoptive parents, Sarah and Ricky.
For more on Brendan's story, CLICK HERE.