Local boy with disability looks to the cross the finish line in half marathon

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Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019
EVANS, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Noah Williams is just like any other nine year old boy.

He loves playing outside and competing in sports. Namely -- the ones that take endurance -- like triathlons and half marathons.

Cerebral palsy left him unable to walk. So, Noah does it with a little help.

"You have this diagnosis, but that's not who you are. So, we're going to figure out how to make it work, and that's what we've done." Noah's mother, Naomi Williams said.

What started off as leisure jogs together in the park, turned into a passion for both.

"From that point, I promised him that I would run and walk for him, as long as I had the ability to do so." Williams said.

Now, thanks to the Kyle Pease Foundation, Noah's been in a number of long distance races -- and he'll compete in the Publix Half Marathon next week in Atlanta.

"To be able to share those things with him. It's not how I initially invisioned it. Yet, it's bigger than I could've ever imagined." Williams said.

But not too big for this young competitor, who finds freedom in motion.