Dayton is a graduate of the Foundation for Blind Children’s early intervention and preschool program. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy and a visually impairment, he had his first seizure at one-month old and has had many seizures since almost daily. Dayton’s dream has been to run the Boston Marathon as a duo team.

Dayton Hayward ran the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15th, 2019 with his friend Ryan Melzer. The path to Boston has been a tough journey, it all began many years ago with his mom as they hit the road together. There were many setbacks, injuries, and having to step back from desired training because of life’s demands. This did not stop Dayton from dreaming and accomplishing his goal.

Dayton has taught others that you don’t have to move your legs or see well in order to dream and achieve a goal. FBC congratulates Dayton and all that he has accomplished.