Fairfield teen overcomes disability to play high school lacrosse

A Fairfield teen is overcoming his physical disability to play lacrosse for Fairfield Warde High School. Sixteen-year-old junior Nick Heim was born with one hand and only a portion of his left arm.

News 12 Staff

May 26, 2006, 10:33 PM

Updated 6,572 days ago

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Fairfield teen overcomes disability to play high school lacrosse
A Fairfield teen is overcoming his physical disability to play lacrosse for Fairfield Warde High School.
Sixteen-year-old junior Nick Heim was born with one hand and only a portion of his left arm. However, friends say he?s earned respect instead of sympathy. Lacrosse coach Doug Zarukian says Nick has a great attitude, is very respectful and has never missed a practice.
Nick credits his parents for his positive outlook. Father Doug Heim says they have never treated Nick any differently, but that his differences make him a role model for other kids.


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