Schwartz was born with a mental disability, and when he was released from the neonatal intensive care unit, doctors told his mother he would probably never crawl, walk, or talk.
But on Monday, Schwartz will continue defying the odds when he fulfills his dream of running the Boston Marathon.
In return for what everyone has given him to help achieve his dream, Schwartz is giving back. He has already raised nearly $12,000 for the Special Olympics in support of his race on Monday. And as NESN’s Nikki Reyes reports in the “Friday’s Finest” clip above, Schwartz is helping countless others achieve their dreams in the process.