LITTLETON, Colo. — Quinton Sanford never let self-doubt hold him back. He planned to attend the Air Force Academy and act in a movie alongside Will Smith. He was a member of the Highlands Ranch High School wrestling and cross country teams. And although he was neither the fastest runner nor the strongest wrestler, he didn’t let that trouble him. He did it all while living with autism.
DENVER — For so many of his friends, he was just Q-man — a superhero of sorts, a boy who lifted spirits and radiated cheer and charm.