Penn family find their inspiration

Gettysburg's Cory Weissman inspires young Will and his family after stroke

Originally Published: April 25, 2012
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

Until July 6, Will Penn was just like any other 8-year-old boy -- a spunky mischief maker who adored his big brother, Mitch, and whose biggest worry was playing well for his Little League baseball team.

What he didn't know, what no one knew, was that he wasn't like most other little boys. He was born with an arteriovenous malformation (AVM), a nasty cluster of arteries and veins jumbled together in his brain that were waiting to burst.

They chose July ...

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