Scott Nady, coach of the state champion football program at Parish Episcopal School, has a modest goal for his 3-year-old son Max. One day, he’d like him to be able to walk a mile.
While this milestone comes easily for most, Max was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy shortly after birth. To raise money for his expensive physical therapy, the Nady family started Mile4Max. The group hosted its first event, a one-mile walk/run on Saturday. But before anyone had taken a step for Max, Good Shepherd athletes and coaches presented Nady with a check for $2,881 on Friday. The students raised money throughout the week with a bake sale and a “wishing well” that accepted donations. The student-athletes gave presentations about Max and Cerebral Palsy in every Physical Education class on Friday.