IOWA CITY, Iowa. (KWWL) – A boy from Jesup will be Iowa’s Kid Captain this weekend as the Hawkeyes host Northwestern on Saturday, November 10.
Mason Gonzalez, 7, of Jesup, was diagnosed with Angelman syndrome when he was one-year-old.
Angelman syndrome is a rare disorder that affects the nervous system and causes developmental delays, seizures, an inability to speak and difficulty with movement and balance. It is also characterized by frequent laughter and an excitable personality.
Mason undergoes weekly therapy sessions, and uses a device to communicate. He also enjoys riding his adaptive bicycle and going to school with friends.