The Little Legend Foundation is inspired by Sawyer Glynn. Sawyer was born on January 5, 2016. This was a life-changing day for our family. When Sawyer was born, he had low blood sugar and was unable to eat. He was immediately put into the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Miami, Florida. The doctors informed us that Sawyer was missing a part of his brain called the septum pellucidum, the midline part of the brain that attaches to the optic nerves. For 14 days, we prayed he would be okay. Finally, we were able to take Sawyer home with many scheduled follow-up appointments in the coming weeks. Although relieved to have him home, unfortunately, we noticed that he was not tracking any movements or responding to light. We took him to the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. There, Sawyer was diagnosed with septo-optic dysplasia, which is a rare congenital malformation syndrome featuring underdevelopment of the optic nerve, pituitary gland dysfunction, and absence of the septum pellucidum. As a result, he is legally blind. From that day forward, we knew Sawyer was meant to change the world and everyone he meets.
Sawyer is now 4 years old and a true blessing. In his short life he has already touched so many people. We feel the obligation to help change even more lives through our foundation. We want to gvie Sawyer and visually impaired children the best opportunity to learn, thrive and play sports in a safe, fun environment. The Little Legend Foundation will be a wonderful way for children who are visually impaired and disabled to be a part of a team and build lifelong friendships.