Publisher description for The game of my life : a true story of challenge, triumph, and growing up autistic / Jason "J-Mac" McElwain with Daniel Paisner.
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The incredible true story of one high school student's determination to triumph against the challenges of autism-and his opponents on the basketball court...
On February 15, 2006, the Greece Athena Trojans high school basketball team took the court for the final game of the regular season. With four minutes and nineteen seconds left on the clock, and the Trojans nursing a comfortable lead, the coach sent Jason McElwain-an autistic student and the team manager-to the scorer's table. He scored twenty points, including a school record six three-pointers. J-Mac, as McElwain became known, was carried off the court on his teammates' shoulders, and a videotape of the game quickly found its way onto national television, making J-Mac a household name.
An inspiration to people everywhere, Jason McElwain's amazing accomplishment was broadcast on CN, ESPN, and local newscasts across the country, moving President Bush to tears with his courage and determination. The Game of My Life is one of the few books written by an autistic author-a riveting chronicle of how J-Mac overcame a lifetime of adversity.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
McElwain, Jason -- Health.
Autism -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Basketball players -- United States -- Biography.