The Long family used to drive almost an hour to get to a playground that both Connor and Cayden could play on together, but now they don’t have to.
Cayden, 9, has cerebral palsy, which renders him unable to walk or talk, his mother, Jenny Long, said. His big brother, Connor, 10, doesn’t have cerebral palsy, and he has been towing Cayden along on triathlons since 2011. But when they're not competing, the brothers love to play on a playground they can both enjoy. Read more
To Honor Outstanding Brothers, Miracle Recreation
to Build Playground for Conner and Cayden Long in White House, TN
Conner, 10, participates in triathlons with brother Cayden, 8, who is diagnosed with cerebral palsy
White House, TN – (April 11, 2014) – Miracle Recreation – one of the nation’s leading companies in designing and building innovative playgrounds – will donate a playground to White House, Tennessee on Saturday, April 12 to honor two outstanding brothers who live there: Conner Long, 10, and his younger brother Cayden, 8.
Cayden, diagnosed with hypertonic cerebral palsy, is unable to walk or talk – but that hasn’t stopped him from competing in triathlons with the support and love of his brother, Conner.
Conner always yearned for a way to be more active with his brother. And after learning of a children’s triathlon in 2011, Conner saw an amazing opportunity. With the guidance of a children’s athletic trainer and the support of his family and community, Conner entered the race to bike, swim and run – all with Cayden in tow. It marked the beginning of “Team Long Brothers,” leading to superstar recognition as the 2012 Sports Illustrated “Sports Kids of Year.” The story highlighted the Long family’s advocacy ...