Ryley Williams was 15 years old, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound football player – and he was also the victim of a stroke.
Today, nearly three years after intense surgeries and still in ongoing physical therapy, he will be testifying before Congress on Wednesday to promote more funding for research and awareness about pediatric stroke. He and his mother will appear before a Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee.
His mother, Terri Rose of Bentonville, Arkansas, who will testify with him, said she wants lawmakers to remember Ryley when they start working on the budget.
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