Eight-year-old Derek is a multi-sport athlete who plays baseball, hockey, soccer, basketball and gymnastics. He was named to an all-star team in baseball and a select travel team in hockey, and is the leading scorer on his basketball team. Despite all of his success in sports, Derek still has to deal with a mysterious muscle disorder that doctors have been unable to diagnose. To help with his illness, he goes to physical therapy four times a week and takes recreational gymnastics classes at the Greater Buffalo Gymnastics & Fitness Center. Derek’s mother says gymnastics has increased his strength, flexibility and self-confidence. For his athletic accomplishments and enthusiasm to help others, Derek was named Sports Illustrated for Kids’ 2008 SportsKid of the Year.