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Boy Who Plays Soccer Despite Cerebral Palsy Got To Meet His Manchester United Idols

March 12, 20170

An 11-year-old boy in the United Kingdom who has cerebral palsy had the best day of his life when he got the chance to meet the athletes who most inspire
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Eric LeGrand Took Student With Cerebral Palsy To Her Senior Prom

December 22, 20160

Eric LeGrand’s life changed drastically when he became paralyzed while making a special teams tackle in 2010. The former Rutgers defensive tackle has shared his story many times over, including
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Brothers Blaze The NYC Marathon Course In 2016 After Broken Wheelchair Nearly Derailed Their 2015 Attempt

November 7, 20160

In last year’s New York City Marathon, Brent Pease and his brother, Kyle, had every reason not to cross the finish line. Kyle has cerebral palsy, and Brent often pushes
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The First Mother-Daughter ‘Duo Team’ Conquers The Chicago Marathon

October 17, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco Team Ari is their name. Making disabilities disappear is their game. On October 9, 2016, Kelli Tanghe, and her 16-year-old daughter, Arianna, became the first mother-daughter
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High School Quarterback Turns Over Homecoming Crown To Student With Cerebral Palsy

September 16, 20160

High school quarterback Max Akin had 200 passing yards, 60 rushing yards, and four touchdowns all in the first half of his homecoming game, but what he did during halftime
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The Cerebral Palsy Swagger: Teen Walks Hundreds of Miles with Little Brother Hitched to his Back

June 17, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco While most 16-year-old’s are embracing a drivers license — a highly anticipated ticket to freedom — Hunter Gandee is happier walking. The high school junior from
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Boy With Cerebral Palsy Launches Triathlon For Disabled Kids And Their Families

February 20, 20160

Bailey Matthews, 9, stole the hearts of many when video emerged last summer of him crossing the finish line of the Castle Howard Triathlon in North Yorkshire, England. Matthews has
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VIDEO: Dad Pushes Wheelchair-Bound Son In Skate Park

February 15, 20160

Skaters are born every day. They just happen to come in all shapes and sizes. Atticus Edmunds, 8, has always been a thrill seeker. Roller coasters? Check. Swings. Check that
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The Top 15 Purpose2Play Stories of 2015

December 31, 20150

  What a year 2015 was for us, but most importantly, for the athletes that we’ve featured. We’re honored to bring you this list of our top 15 stories for
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A True Gentleman: Luke Kuechly Accompanied Fan With Cerebral Palsy To Her 21st Birthday

December 8, 20150

Sure. The Carolina Panthers pack a punch on the field at 12-0 this season. But they deliver off the field, too. Linebacker Luke Kuechly grabbed a bouquet of flowers and
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Teen With Cerebral Palsy Runs Cross-Country, Track

November 12, 20150

Justin Gallegos is like any other 17-year-old. He goes to high school, socializes with friends, and competes as a varsity-level athlete. Gallegos also happens to have cerebral palsy. The teen
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When A Wheelchair Breaks During The TCS New York City Marathon, The Human Spirit Rises

November 3, 20150

Nothing captures the human spirit quite like a marathon. During Sunday’s TCS New York City Marathon, brothers Kyle and Brent Pease tackled the distance as a team. Kyle has cerebral
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Father Runs From Seattle To NYC While Pushing Son Who Has Cerebral Palsy, Gifts Mobility Along The Way

September 20, 20150

By Kim Constantinesco Looking at it on the surface, the Evans family had the quintessential American summer vacation. They rented an RV, drove across the country, saw Mt. Rushmore and
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First Female Quadriplegic Reaches Kilimanjaro Summit

September 8, 20150

  History was made last week when Michaela “Chaeli” Mycroft became the first female quadriplegic to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The 21-year-old from Cape Town, South Africa has
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At 8 Years Old, Boy With Cerebral Palsy Finished His First Triathlon To A Roaring Crowd

July 30, 20150

  Does the thought of entering a triathlon intimidate you? Check out 8-year-old Bailey Matthews. Matthews has cerebral palsy, but just completed his first triathlon — a 100-meter swim in
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