WMU gymnastics team welcomes 5-year-old with connective tissue disorder
KALAMAZOO, Mich. —
A non-profit partnered with the Western Michigan University gymnastics team to bring a smile to a young girl.
Justine Hawley, 5, is the newest member of the WMU squad. She was been diagnosed with Ehler's Danlos Syndrome, which is a disorder that affects the connective tissues in the body.
The connective tissue disorder has forced Hawley to use braces to get around, but the illness didn't stop her from signing a two-year contract with the Bronco gymnastics team.
A special moment was created after a member of the team reached out to Team Impact.
Hawley’s family is currently working to get her a wheelchair.
In the meantime, the 5-year-old has been having a wonderful time with her new Bronco teammates.