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Kids Cheer On Boy With Cerebral Palsy in Race (Video)


Matt didn’t have to run in his elementary school’s field day race. But, despite his spastic cerebral palsy, he ran anyway — with the encouragement of classmates along the way!

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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12:26PM PDT on May 27, 2013

Very cool and inspiring. Kudos to those kids, they were brought up right! Great job Matt!

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12:30PM PST on Dec 9, 2012

great story

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6:11AM PST on Dec 9, 2012

One really special boy!

10:36AM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

Very HAPPY TEARS. KUDOS to all involved!

2:32PM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

Gosh tha was beautiful and funny how as soon s u said its ok to cry the tears were coming down lol what a guy Matt u r and I see why the coach never ages he is filled with love and the kids U ROCK wow im blown away,,,

9:22AM PDT on Jun 7, 2012

What I see here is nothing to do with sports day and young Matt's achievement in finishing the race. He is obviously totally integrated into the school life and not seen as disabled, only as Matt. To me that is the true story here - a young boy taking part in school activities along with everyone else. Good on you Matt and good on the school for obviously treating you no differently from the rest

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