Brandon and His Dog Gene

This is Brandon, age 13 with his new puppy Gene. He named his pet after Gene Simmons of Kiss. Brandon participates in the Special Olympics and is is a gold medal winner in sprinting, softball throw, soccer, unified bowling and cross country skiing.

He also enjoys horseback riding with the Michigan State University therapeutic horseback riding program. He loves to read, play video games, and swim. He's fully included at his intermediate school as a 8th grader. Brandon made the year-long honor roll last year and has continued to make the honor roll this year.