INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - You don't want to play Quinten Stoops when Wii Javelin is the game.
"He just got the world record," yells his brother Nate.
It's a competition Quinten fell in love with while watching the Beijing Olympics four years ago,
"It's my favorite sport," Quentin said.
Quinten was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy when he was only 4-years-old. Now 11, doctor visits and daily therapy are part of his daily routine.
"He goes through a lot of stuff. There's a lot of muscle soreness at night if he overexerts himself. There's a lot of pain. We stretch him out to help keep his muscles loose," his father, Anthony Stoops, explained.
But Quinten’s mom, Michelle Stoops, said Quinten does his best not to let the disease slow him down.
"Quinten just wants to be like all of the other kids," she said. "He's very determined to do that."
And Quinten let his parents know he's determined to get to the Olympics.
"He would still bring it up. 'Do you think we can go to London? Just randomly, at different times, he'd bring up the Olympics," his mom said.
And with the help Chris Goin and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Stoops will be in London to watch the best in world throw the javelin.
"There's nothing so rewarding as to be able to see a smile on a child's face,” says Goin.
"It's a big deal. Going to the Olympics is a real big deal," Quinten’s dad said.
A big deal that Goin and the Make a Wish Foundation were more than happy to provide,
"To have this opportunity to go to the Olympics in London together, you know they're going to remember that their entire life," Goin said.
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