Hometown Hoops Weekly: Jefferson Forest

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BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) -- In the winning moments and the losing, Daniel Sterne is on the sidelines clapping and cheering.

Not because it's the least he can do, but because it's the most he can do.

"Most kids can play. There's not many kids like me," he said.

Daniel takes in the game from his chair, never knowing the feeling of driving the lane or jumping to his feet.

"I can't because of my muscular dystrophy," he said.

Certainly, a game changer, but Daniel, a game changer for this team.

"Daniel is special. That's the best way I can put it. He's an incredible human being, head coach Cameron Shepherd said. "Our guys don't want to do anything unless he's with us. He's become a part of our team."

Shepherd invited Daniel to sit with the team this season, but it didn't take long for him to see how much more the team needed Daniel.

"Daniel has been a great example for me to show the guys that whenever adversity hits you, you can still be positive," he said.

Living proof that just because you're not in the game, doesn't mean you're out of it.

"It's kinda cool to be at a game on the sidelines," Daniel said. "It makes me feel normal."