Exton’s Law, a bill to elimiate discrimination against individuals with disabilities when being reviewed for an organ transplant waiting list, was signed by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey recently. The bill was sponsored by Alabama District 38 State Rep. Debbie Wood. She said that the day it was signed was the best day she has had in Montgomery.

“We have worked on this legislation for more than four years,” Wood said.  “I met this family while campaigning, and my appreciation for what parents experience as they love and care for their special or ‘extra’ special child has grown tremendously.”

Exton Black is the 6-year-old son of Beulah residents, Alex and Savannah Black. Exton has Down syndrome, a genetic disorder.