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Local Boy Takes a Swing at His Dream to Play Sports

Posted June 24, 2007

— A dream came true for one local boy this week when he accomplished a major goal - playing golf.

Nathan Woodward hasn't been able to play any sports, because he's living with muscular dystrophy.

He got his chance this week to play golf at Wakefield Plantation and work with junior golf instructor Wes Owens, who was in town for a kids’ golf clinic.

“I think it just shows me and other people who said I can’t do stuff, it shows that I can do anything I set my mind to, with some exceptions,” Nathan said.

Owens watched as Nathan picked up his first golf club and took a swing.

“Being able to work with him in those five days and to see what he can do, I mean, the sky is the limit for the kid. It’s unbelievable,” he said.

Nathan's success has everything to do with his self confidence, according to Owens.

As for Nathan, he said he plans to improve his game and get his parents and grandparents out on the links.


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  • mindyourown Jun 25, 2007

    Go get 'em, great job and keep up the good work!!

  • IForgot Jun 25, 2007

    that is an awesome story-----------

  • 39 going on 25 Jun 25, 2007

    Way to go!!! :>}

  • abbync2001 Jun 25, 2007

    It's great to see Nathan out there making his dreams come true! How fortunate he is to have the mobility to swing a club! Lots of kids his age living with MD are already non-ambulatory.

    Please give to MDA a/k/a the Jerry Lewis Telethon. We need to find a cure for this disease.

  • ttc248 Jun 25, 2007

    Happy golfing and anything else you choose to try.

  • Mom of two Jun 25, 2007

    That is wonderful.

  • Jokers Wild Jun 25, 2007

    Alright, Finally some GOOD NEWS!! I think this is awesome, Keep up the hard work kid, Dreams do come true!

  • wolfmandan Jun 25, 2007

    U go Boy!!..Keep up the good work!!

  • Scarecrow Cow Jun 25, 2007

    Awesome! =)

  • tanlyn Jun 24, 2007

    Beautiful!! Way to go Nathan!!!!