Seminoles.com Video Feature:
After watching his story back in November, I had the idea to raise money to send Payton to Pasadena with the team. Unfortunately at the time I was unable to move forward with it. However, it's getting to be crunch time, and we need to make this happen!
I know that a large portion of you are familiar with the story of Payton Poulin, for those of you that aren't, here is a basic rundown:
Payton was born October 4th, 1994. At an early age, Payton began having near constant seizures, leading to numerous visits to the doctor. Eventually he was diagnosed with Schizencephaly (rare birth defect related to Cerebral Palsy) which was caused by medication and X-rays given by doctors when Payton’s mother complained of severe stomach pain during the time she and Payton’s father were unaware of the pregnancy. Following the diagnosis, Payton spent several years receiving outpatient physical therapy. At age 10 Payton and his parents decide to apply for a conductive education boot camp located in Washington D.C. (a very intense physical therapy program scheduled over 6 weeks 8 hours a day in the summer which is based out of Hungary). After an intense debate within his family over whether Payton should focus on his physical abilities or on his education, Payton ultimately made the decision, choosing education. He continued through middle school, constantly on the honor roll. Payton attended and graduated Harmony High School with honors and an un-weighted G.P.A. of 3.5 and weighted of 3.9. He now attends Florida State University and plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business.
Payton embodies the true Seminole spirit, and has played a huge part in the success of this team. It's only fitting that he be there to see them play for it all.
Some information about Schizencephaly:
Any money received will be used for food/transportation/possibly an upgrade to VIP passes to get him on the field.
Every little bit helps!