Kid Overcoming Illness Gets To Live His Dream
5-year-old Josiah, who was diagnosed with Noonan syndrome, a genetic disorder that makes him small for his age and hampers speech, received two very special surprises in one weekend!
Josiah's first surprise was when he was secretly whisked away to meet and ride in the Indianapolis 500 parade with IndyCar Series driver Josef Newgarden. He smiled as they rode down the street in a race car, but was even happier when he came home to find that he had a new race car themed bedroom!
His new room came complete with a race car bunk bed, bedding, rug, lamp and nightstand, autographed Josef Newgarden and IndyCar memorabilia. The surprise was courtesy of Century 21 and organized by Easter Seals Crossroads in Indianapolis.
Although Josiah has been diagnosed with Noonan syndrome, his mother says that after occupational and speech therapy he is now happy and thriving!