This Michigan middle-schooler has autism and Down syndrome — and he’s about to have a black belt.
Earning a black belt is a feat for any karate student.
However, for 15-year-old Adam Stone, that accomplishment will come with far more than the average satisfaction.
“Adam has had to go through much more to get where he is. He has 100 more excuses for why he couldn’t do this,” said Sam Larioza, chief instructor of Ohana Karate in Fowlerville.