Lives with: Noonan Syndrome
Referred by: Jeff Gordon's Children's Hospital
Favorite Sport: football
Chase is a 19-year-old living with Noonan Syndrome. Noonan Syndrome is a genetic disorder that prevents normal development in various parts of the body. Noonan syndrome affects people in different ways. These ways typically include unusual facial characteristics, short stature, heart defects, other physical problems, and developmental delays.
Chase’s condition has made it difficult for her to have close friendships with other people her age. But she’s made up for this with her love for sports! Chase has always considered herself to be the “Michael Jordan” of any sport that she’s tried, and has been blessed to have adults in her life that have reinforced that self-confidence and made her feel special.
Chase is an avid football fan! Chase’s father and brother both coach football in Concord, NC, and Chase helps them on the field by motivating the players and getting them pumped up before their big games. Chase says her favorite things about her sports heroes are that they “use their fame for good, such as helping sick children, writing children’s books, and setting a good example.”
Her Dream: Chase’s Dream was to meet JR Sweezy and the Seattle Seahawks, as well as fly in an airplane for the first time!