With seeming non-stop energy Evan Kristal, a rosycheeked
six-year-old, runs in place in his family’s living
room. “I’m doing my exercise right now,” he says without
slowing down or skipping a step.
Moments later he and his younger sister Emma drag in the
dining room chairs and arrange them in rows. Then they invite
their parents to a make-believe movie theater.
Evan’s parents, Jynell and Jeff Kristal, owners of the
Crocker House Inn in Vineyard Haven, look on, smiling appreciatively.
Not too long ago their
son wasn’t able to play like this. In
fact, Evan couldn’t do much on his