Sunday, October 24, 2010

Kentucky teen with Asperger's who faced bullying honored at high school football game


Kids picked on him for years because of a medical condition, but Oct. 22 a young man received a special honor from a high school football team that has embraced him.

Colton Graves (pictured) has Asperger's syndrome, which is a form of autism.

After suffering physical, mental and verbal abuse from students at other schools, his parents move him to George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester.

He became accepted by the football team where he helps as the water boy or "Aqua Man" as he's called.

Colton received a bag of gifts from the team and coach staff during Friday's Senior Night celebration. The gifts included a team sweatshirt with his name on it.