Hayden Werdal

In October 2014, a few weeks into his 8th grade year, Hayden came down with a nasty cold. Following some debilitating symptoms, he was quickly rushed to the ER and diagnosed with Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) as a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic. Hayden attended Our Lady Star of the Sea elementary and middle school in Washington where he competed in track and field, competing in the 100m sprint, 400m relay, and 1600m relay at track meets. Hayden is a television and movie buff where he enjoys zombie and ghost stories, and tries to watch a new movie twice weekly. Hayden also enjoys playing adaptive video games with his two best friends and brother.