Local teen with rare brain disease becomes homecoming king

In Bethlehem, Pennsylvania a high school senior fighting a terminal disease has a big reason to smile. He was crowned homecoming king over the weekend.

17-year-old Adam Recke, who has Type C Niemann-Pick, a fatal neurodegenerative disorder, was nominated into the homecoming court by students at Freedom High School.

According to Lehighvalleylive.com, the disorder is known as childhood Alhzheimer's. They report that Adam is participating in a clinical trial of a medicine aimed at slowing its progression.

On Saturday, it was an emotional moment when the entire school cheered for Adam when his name was announced for homecoming king.

"The unselfishness of the students to vote for him was just incredible," his father told Lehighvalleylive.com.