OLD TOWN - An Old Town High School student athlete living with autism hosted a one mile walk and competitive run Sunday all to raise money for two organizations that had an impact on his life.
Courageous Steps is not only the name of the event, but describes what Connor Archer has gone through.
Archer was able to overcome several challenges and obstacles through the help of The Green House Nursery School and the Old Town Elementary School Special Education Department, the two programs where all the proceeds will be going.
"It's to help younger children with disabilities," Archer says. "I want to make sure other young children have the same resources that I did to help overcome their challenges."
"For him to know, and appreciate that there were so many people involved in his life prior to now is pretty remarkable," Lynn Farber, Director of The Green House Nursery School, says.
Despite the bad weather, nearly 100 people turned out for the event.
Archer hopes to make this an annual event and get more of the community involved.