Aggie baseball team signs teen with diabetes thanks to Team IMPACT program

Published: Feb. 11, 2019 at 1:48 PM CST
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A local teen is living the dream as he was signed to be a part of the Aggie baseball team. It was all thanks to Team IMPACT, a non-profit that connects children facing illnesses with local college athletic teams.

Gus Kimbrough, 13, of Bryan, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 7-years-old. On Monday, Head Coach Rob Childress held a press conference for Gus as he signed his National Letter of Intent to be part of the team during the 2019 season.

As a team member, Gus will attend practices, games, team dinners, events, and more.

"He is like Swiss army knife," said Childress. "There is not a lot that Gus can't do. He brings a lot of intensity to the dugout."

"The caliber of young men and coaches is outstanding and the fact that Gus gets to be a part of that and see those examples everyday is more than a mom could ever hope for," said Gus' mom, Alissa Kimbrough.

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