Boy with cerebral palsy inspires his school during track and field meet
Matt, an elementary school student at Colonial Hills Elementary School in Worthington, Ohio, has spastic cerebral palsy. He recently had the option to sit out during his school’s track and field day. But he decided to participate in a race anyway. As he struggles to keep going, his classmates rally around him. We dare you not to cry as he finally crosses the finish line, to the spontaneous cheers of a crowd.
Spastic cerebral palsy is the most common type of cerebral palsy. People who have it often have a hard time moving from one position to another and the condition results in stiff, jerky movements.
The video was posted by a YouTube user named MidwestCurrans. According to his profile, the channel belongs to Simon Currans, who lives in New York but posts inspirational videos of his sister’s family in Ohio. This particular (at times blurry) video has been viewed nearly 500,000 times since it was posted this week.