Danny Crooks, not your average 10-year-old. While he loves the trampoline, his Lego, the odd colouring book, and Netflix, he also loves sport.
Danny was born with Down Syndrome Trisomy 21 Mosaic. This is a genetic chromosome 21 disorder causing developmental and intellectual delays.
Even though nonverbal, this young lad sure has a way of communication with the world.
Danny was just 11 months old when he had his first heart surgery and was also discovered to be allergic to latex.
Ever since his heart was fixed, this young man has never stopped going forward with all his milestones. Having the help from his family and support workers, and his longest support worker Jodie who is a marathon runner, Danny has taken to running.
Recently, Danny won his school trials and the zone trials for the 100-metre sprint. He is now all set to compete in the State Athletics Trials on October 11th and 12th at QEII Stadium.
Danny is a Woodridge local, and while his main race is the 100-metres, he will also be competing in the 4×100 metre relay.
The athletics trials are for both able and disabled children from the metropolitan west region with Danny ready to do Logan proud.