He’s literally a big man on campus, a senior who can hang out with anyone at Coconut Creek High School, but Santiago Juan Orozco chooses to walk a different path.
On any given day at any given time of day, you’re likely to find Santiago mentoring kids who have autism, Down syndrome, and other disabilities.
Cindy Crawford, Denise Richards, Minnie Driver, Cheryl Hines and John Stamos attended the event, where sponsor Hublot unveiled a limited-edition watch to benefit Best Buddies International and the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement.
Shriver, 53, who founded the nonprofit program Best Buddies, which advocates for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, shared fond memories of his cousin, Christopher Lawford, who died from a heart attack at age 63 on Tuesday, as well as his aunt, Rosemary Kennedy, whose disability spurred the foundation of Best Buddies.
BOSTON (WHDH) — The annual Best Buddies Challenge is next week and 7News spoke with founder Anthony Shriver about his inspiration for starting the organization.