Merle and Mary Santjer are proud parents.
In their son Matthew’s childhood room, medals still hang proudly on display, far too many to count, right next to trophies and old team photos. Matthew was diagnosed with autism at age two, and according to Mary, it was his passion for sports that led him to find and lead a happy, healthy life.
“I truly think the sports programs opened the world to him,” she says with a big smile. “Today, he owns his own home and car. He’s happy and healthy and we’re thankful.”