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13-year-old with genetic disorder scores touchdown


Mukwonago (WQOW) -- A dream came true over the weekend for a 13-year-old boy from Mukwonago.

It's a dream a lot of kids have: scoring a touchdown in a football game. Only, Eddie Kimminau isn't like a lot of kids.

His condition, Morquio Syndrome, is a rare genetic disorder that severely affects his organs and bones. His parents did not know if he would ever be able to walk, let alone hit the field. But Saturday, he did not only play, but scored a touchdown for his Mukwonago Braves. 

"Immediately I broke down in tears. I just wanted to thanks all my teammates for helping me and blocking for me and making sure I don't get killed," jokes Kimminau. "It does give me a good feeling. I'm inspired by a lot of people and I didn't know I was an influence until right now really!"

Eddie's mom says despite a number of surgeries because of his disorder, Eddie still has an incredibly positive attitude and outlook on life.

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