Carson D

Because there’s more than one way to play.

When you ask Carson what he likes best about playing sledge
hockey, the seven-year-old replies with, “Scoring goals!” 

With that level of excitement and confidence, it’s no surprise that his team The Woolwich Thrashers are one to watch. In fact, Carson recalls how they got to play during the intermission at a Team Canada game.

Right now, he’s counting down the days until he can return to the ice with his best friend, Alex.

When he’s not on the ice, Carson, who has cerebral palsy and uses forearm crutches, enjoys swimming, riding his bike, and camping with his family. That said, sledge hockey is undoubtedly Carson’s favourite sport.

 “I also watch sledge hockey on my tablet on YouTube,” he says. Carson wants everyone to know that there’s more than one way to play the sports he enjoys, like hockey and baseball. 

“Kids with disabilities are often stereotyped that if they have a disability then they can’t do things,” says his mother Carrie. “But just because a child uses canes, crutches, a walker, or a wheelchair doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy life. They just adapt a little differently. Everyone deserves a chance to shine and show their abilities.”