Meet Vincent

Vincent Peterson of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, lights up the room with his megawatt smile. Diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy at a young age, the 7th grader now wields his wheelchair with the deftness of a true athlete. His favorite sport is wheelchair soccer, and one of his proudest achievements is a 1st place wheelchair finish in a 5K race to support spinal muscular atrophy research. He also enjoyed the thrill of riding the Otter Tail River in a canoe. We met him through a grant from Teammates to Hope, Inc., a charity that provides educational and recreational opportunities for kids and youth with mobility challenges. Vincent was our guest at the 2007 Teammates Appreciation Party in Las Vegas, where he met Joe Nathan of the Minnesota Twins (who has been a proud Teammate since 2000.)