A Mystery Runner Helps a Teammate Finish His First Race
When Jackson joined his high school’s cross-country team, he wasn’t sure he’d if ever finish a race. He has Arnold-Chiari malformation, a structural defect of the brain that affects balance and motor skills. When Jackson finished his first 5K, his parents noticed that another student was at his side every step of the way. That other student was Mihir, who knew how important it was to Jackson to complete the race, so he took upon himself to provide some companionship and quiet motivation.