Nichole Hannahs

Overcoming Obstacles Rewards Student

by Nichole Hannahs on April 29, 2011 at 1:32 am

In the midst of the Carr Center Cake Auction one high school student benefits from the work they do.

Maysville High School Senior Sean Bingham is attending the University of Findlay this fall to study pharmacy and play in the marching band. But, on top of all the studying and music work he’ll also continue to deal with a disease known as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

"It’s where your connective tissue doesn’t grow with the rest of your body," said Bingham. "My fingers dislocate, I have arthritis because of the connective tissue. It’s just a big mess."

So far this syndrome hasn’t stopped him from playing in the marching band at Maysville High School, taking part in Big Brothers/Big Sisters and participating in Key Club. That’s why Friday the Carr Center presented him with a $1,000 scholarship that will go towards his education.

"To see him go to college and see him go on and the pharmacy program is something he’s talked about for many years. You’re just proud of hi and excited for him," said Maysville Band Director Patrick Murphy.

Bingham was chosen from five finalists for the Carr Center Scholarship. All the students have disabilities. If that wasn’t enough the University of Findlay only takes sixty students each year for their pharmacy program. He was chosen out of seven hundred applications.