Scott Nady, with his son Max and Andy Blount Good Shepherd P.E. teacher/coach), thanked students in person for their dedication to his cause. (Courtesy photo)

Students at Good Shepherd Episcopal School banded together to support a common cause – one that has a local connection.

Max Nady, 2, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy due to brain damage after a premature birth. He weighed only 2 pounds, 9 ounces. He’s the son of Parish Episcopal School’s head football coach, Scott Nady. To managed his condition, Max needs intensive therapy and “experimental” treatment that his not covered by insurance.

Good Shepherd students teamed up to hold presentations, educating others about cerebral palsy and raising money to help with Max’s medical costs. School athletes held programs in P.E. classes and hosted a school-wide bake sale.

Together, they raised $2,881. Coach Nady visited the students with his son to thank them for their efforts. The Nady family also started its own charity, Mile4Max, and hosted a 1-mile run/walk last weekend.

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