Legacy League shines spotlight on participants

The Jackson Parish Legacy League continued their play this week with  games take place at 5:30 pm on Field 3 of the Jackson Parish Recreation Department Sports Complex, located at 5254 Hwy 4, just east of Jonesboro.

The League is not about winning or losing or even keeping score but rather designed to give young people with physical, developmental or cognitive disabilities the opportunity to compete in a fun filled environment under volunteer assistance.

In conjunction with the Jackson Parish Recreation Department, the Jackson Parish Journal is pleased to shine a spotlight on three competitors in the league each week.

This week: Braxton Whitmore, Gunner Folks, Kanon Durbin

Braxton Whitmore – Braxton is the 7-year old son of Dr. Ryan Smith and Devon Whitmore who has been diagnosed with Autism, ADHD and Childhood Aparaxia. He is a kind and friendly child to everyone he meets and genuinely cares about others. Braxton is always enthusiastic to share things with others, especially the information he knows about sharks.  

Gunner Folks – The 9-year old son of Heather and Mitchell Folks enjoys spending time with his sister Ansley and playing games with his brother Hunter. He is always the happiest kids and never fails to make everyone smile. Gunner was born with Cerebral Palsy and is also deaf. At the age of 2 he received bilateral Cochlear implants which has given him the ability to hear normally. Gunner faces many challenges but always faces them with a smile. 

Kanon Durbin – The son of Holly and Brandon Durbin, Kanon has been diagnosed with Autism. His favorite thing to do is eat, play cars and play outside on his trampoline.  

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