This Dad Makes Marching in a Wheelchair PossibleThe Literacy Site
When you’re in the marching band, there’s no doubt it’s a major bummer to have to sit by the sidelines and watch your bandmates march around the football field on Friday nights.
Surely that’s how Eva Houston, a 14-year-old trumpet player in the Westside High School marching band in Omaha, Nebraska, felt. But she had no choice; she has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair, which made her unable to play in formation with her bandmates.
That is, until her hero of a dad stepped up to the plate.
Leaving work 4 days a week to be at her practices, this dad of the year made sure she wasn’t sitting on the sidelines anymore. He’s on the field with her in every practice and game, making sure Eva is as involved as possible.