Regency Place rallies around para-athlete with big dreams
Nine-year-old Moises Diaz doesn’t get nervous when he competes on the track or the basketball court. So far, he’s been to 15 states with his U.S. Paralympic basketball and track teams, but he loves playing in front of his friends and family in San Antonio. When he takes the court, there’s almost always a friendly face from Regency Place Elementary School in the stands to cheer him on.
“I like people watching me play sports,” said Moises. “Sports has helped me stay active and helped me do more stuff. My dream is to represent Team USA.”
Moises’ mother, Elisa Diaz, didn’t expect the level of support and love that her son receives from the Regency Place family on a daily basis. Principal Estelia Wallace can often be spotted at his basketball games, along with many of his teachers.
“I’m so proud of him and so happy they support him,” said Diaz. “It’s a team, we have to do my part, he has to do his part and the school has to do their part and they support him. They make him feel like he’s so special.”
Moises dreams of one day representing Team USA in the Paralympic Games. He also loves math and science and wants to study space and natural disasters. His curiosity and determination inspire everyone around him to follow their heart and their dreams, regardless of the obstacles in their way.
No matter where his dreams take him, Moises will always be able to call Regency Place home.