The Indianapolis Colts Travel to Greentown to Make It Personal
Christopher Cox and his family waited anxiously to meet Colts defensive tackle Ed Johnson and center Steve Justice on Monday at the Indianapolis Colts Make It Personal stop in Greentown.
For Christopher, meeting the Colts players was a dream come true. Christopher suffers from cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that he has lived with since birth. Christopher has endured twenty five surgeries in sixteen years, but does not let that get in the way of making the most of life.
Colts players Ed Johnson and Steve Justice, along with Colts cheerleaders Lauren and Marissa, took a moment to meet Christopher and pose for pictures with Christopher and his family. Christopher thought it was great that the players and cheerleaders took the time to come to him.
Christopher's grandmother, Beverly Cowan, says that Christopher loves the Colts.
"He was so excited to come out here today," said Beverly. "He couldn't wait to get out here and meet the players. He's never been to a game before, so this is exciting for him to get to see the players in person."
During football season, Christopher and his twin brother Zach watch as many Colts games as they can. They, along with family and friends, get together for each game. It has become a tradition in Christopher's house for everyone to gather together for the games, make a variety of game day treats, and watch the game.
"There are three families that get together to watch the games," said Beverly. "We make lots of food, enjoy each other's company, and make a lot of noise watching the game!"
Christopher is looking forward to the upcoming football season, and is especially looking forward to watching his favorite player, Joseph Addai. He hopes to see the Colts in another SuperBowl this year, and says that seeing the Colts win SuperBowl XLI is by far his favorite football memory.
Christopher and his family are planning on attending Colts Training Camp in Terre Haute in August.
"I enjoyed meeting Ed Johnson and Steve Justice," said Christopher. "I hope I get to meet even more of the players in Terre Haute!"