16-year-old basketball player raising funds for MD research

There was a great story in the Flint Journal on Friday about Justin Coburn, a 16-year-old Swartz Creek High School student who is helping to raise money for the Michigan Thunderbirds, a Paralympics wheelchair basketball team, and Muscular Dystrophy research.

From the Journal:

Justin, whose legs were paralyzed five years ago, will have a chance to showcase his athleticism before a high school and public crowd at 7 p.m. Wednesday, when he performs in an exhibition benefit game at the school. There is a twist: His able-bodied classmates, none of whom have played wheelchair basketball, will also play in chairs brought in for the occasion.

The cost for the event is $4 for a great event and a great cause. Basketball lovers across Mid-Michigan should get out and support this young man.