Man With Cerebral Palsy Test Drives New Inclusive Swing
The Week in Neurodiversity
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(VIDEO – 1 minute) This week, we’ll be covering a story out of North Carolina, about a man with cerebral palsy who was able to test drive a new park swing.
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What’s up, viewers! I’m your host Mike Nickas, and welcome to the Week in Neurodiversity! This week, we’ll be covering a story out of North Carolina, about a man with cerebral palsy who was able to test drive a new park swing.
37-yr-old Allen Hudson was born with cerebral palsy. And according to his mother Cecelia, he was not able to enjoy the same luxuries as his peers growing up.
“He was born with CP, and he’s never got to do a lot of things that other kids do,” says Cecelia Evans.
Cecelia is President of the Sand Hill Lions Club, which held a fundraising campaign that brought in $2,500. That money was able to give the county’s rec center swings that were accessible to those with disabilities.
“He’s a good kid,” says George Suggs, a Lions Club member. “He doesn’t have all of the luxuries that all of the other kids have, so we wanted to have something for him.”
Now, individuals like Allen are able to feel more included at the local parks, as seen by footage of him giving the new park equipment a test run.
“The smile on his face said it all today,” said Carol Sedgwick, also a Lions Club member.
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