So, in May, I wrote about Microsoft releasing the first licensed adaptive controller for its console. I told you about playing with friends back in the day, and being able to land the combos my friends readily landed, because I couldn’t make my fingers move the way they needed on the evermore complicated controllers. Now, it’s within reach.
The last week, I’ve been seeing this commercial playing on various channels:
Doing some research, the little big man at the control’s helm’s Owen Simmons, a 9-year-old who was born with a rare genetic disorder called Escobar Syndrome.
Admittedly, I haven’t heard of Escobar Syndrome, I don’t think. According to Rarediseases.info, “Multiple pterygium syndrome, Escobar type is characterized by webbing of skin (pterygium) and a lack of muscle movement (akinesia) that occur before birth. The pterygium typically affect the neck, fingers, elbows, and/or knees. Individuals with multiple pterygium syndrome, Escobar type may also develop a restriction of the joints, known as arthrogryposis, a sideways curve of the spine (scoliosis), and distinctive facial features.”
The cripness’s irrelevant, honestly. Play on, Big Man!
Be good to each other.
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