Jamie Freeman always wanted to play the game but could not because of his battle with cerebral palsy.

But they felt a part of it Greenwood High School More than ever, the Bulldogs football team, after being awarded the championship ring on Wednesday by athletes.

The 35-year-old Freeman has served as the team’s watchman since 2019.

“It’s true that it says a lot about the boys who play for Greenwood that they want to do it for me,” Freeman told Fox television stations on Saturday. “It says a lot about his character.”

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Freeman said that he has been suffering from cerebral palsy since birth. According to the CDC, cerebral palsy The brain is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to balance and move.

“I wanted to play anything, but because of my disability, I was unable to play team sports,” Freeman said.

According to the school district Facebook page, the Bulldogs won the 2020 6A state championship after defeating Lake Hamilton High School 49 to 24 in December.

Freeman is also the father of five children, his oldest children also suffering from disability. Also freeman Published author In, “although He Slay Me: Seeing God as Good in Suffering “which came out in 2014.

“It’s about the goodness of God even in the midst of suffering,” he explained.

This story was reported from Los Angeles.