Age: 14 Hometown: Hermosa Beach, CA Game: UCLA vs. CSUN View game photos
Fourteen-year-old Casey Rohrer doesn’t let his cerebral palsy stop him from being an “energetic, imaginative and loving” boy, says his dad Matt. When Casey was born, his doctors told his parents that he would likely not survive the night. Today, Casey writes and communicates with a speech-generating device called a Tobii, which enables him to pursue his life’s passion: writing and producing plays.
“Casey wakes up every day with a smile and finds the positive side of any situation,” says Casey’s dad Matt.
After years of regular emergency-room stays, Casey’s primary doctors referred him and his family to UCLA, where he has been cared for since.
“UCLA goes out of its way to make this a calm experience for him,” says Casey’s mom Beth. “Even people who aren’t assigned to him come by and see him so he feels like a VIP.”
UCLA is honored to recognize Casey Rohrer as Kid Captain. His persevering nature and positive attitude are an inspiration to everyone around him. Congratulations, Casey!