Hayden Cain Minor, 9 of Camden, and his stepfather, Paul Pharr, cheer on runners in the “Kicking Up Hope for Hayden” 5K hosted at SAU on November 8, 2013, by the SAU Social Work Education Leadership (SWEL) Club. SWEL’s efforts almost doubled their goal of raising $3,000 with a whopping total of more than $5,200 to go toward a wheelchair-accessible bathroom for Hayden’s home. Hayden underwent brain surgery when he was only one week old, and is currently battling Holoprosencephaly, Quad Spastic Cerebral Palsy and Ensephelacele of the brain. These conditions limit his physical mobility to a wheelchair, but they have not hindered his spirit or his will to fight and survive.
Kicking Up Hope for Hayden
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Four-time Super Bowl quarterback, Terry Bradshaw, enthusiastically and humorously urged a sold-out audience at Southern Arkansas University to live joyfully, embrace opportunities, and find reasons every day to be thankful.