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Runner With Cerebral Palsy Gets Contract With Nike

The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by the staff.

Today’s host: Reuben Friedlander!

(3 min 29 sec) In this episode: a woman fighting ALS makes it her mission to help others, a college volleyball team looks to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s, a runner with cerebral palsy becomes first to get a contract with Nike, and more!

[00:10] To kick things off, Justin Gallegos received the surprise of a lifetime when he became the first runner with cerebral palsy to earn a contract with Nike.

[00:45] Next up, a woman fighting ALS is has made it her mission to help others with the condition.

[01:15] Over in North Carolina, parents organized a walk to raise awareness for children with apraxia.

[01:45] The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor held its second annual Touchdowns event to honor those with Down syndrome.

[02:19] And finally, the UW-Green Bay Volleyball team is looking to rally around their coach, whose mother was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s, by setting up a pep rally to raise awareness.


Photo by Jeroen den Otter on Unsplash