Liberty soccer team hosts Down syndrome awareness night

October 27, 2014

NEW — 4:30 p.m. Oct. 27, 2014

On April 29, 2002, Melissa Wyman and husband Kevin won what she calls, “the ticket of a lifetime.”

It was the day the Liberty High School soccer coach welcomed her son, Campbell, now a sports-loving, determined 12-year-old that just happens to have Down syndrome.

“It wasn’t easy in the beginning. You don’t know what to expect,” Wyman said. “You hear people say he’s not going to be able do this or that, but I sure wasn’t about to let someone tell me what or who my son should be. He will be Campbell.”

Inspired by Campbell, Wyman, who coaches the Patriots’ C team, and sister-in-law Demaree Kieburtz, who coaches Issaquah’s C team, worked together to create an event that raises awareness about Down syndrome. Read more