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Wonderful World Stories

I got 99 problems... palsy is just one

I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time," Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this exhilarating, hilarious talk. (Really, it's hilarious.) "I'm like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali." With grace and wit, the Arab-American comedian takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled.
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Beating cerebral palsy, this gritty girl studies medicine

A Jodhpur based girl diagnosed with from cerebral palsy has proven that the key to all things is determination. Not only has Siddhi Mathur beaten the affliction, but she is now studying medicine.Today, she stands physically fit and independent with a slight limp. Seeing her now, it is difficult to imagine the condition she was in prior to 2009, when she first underwent major surgery. Today, Siddhi stands tall amidst the top students of Delhi Public School, Jodhpur, clearing the Rajasthan Pre-Medical Test (RPMT 2014) and being admitted to the renowned state-government-run S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur. Siddhi is a living example of motivation to those students who are physically and mentally challenged and also to those children who are blessed with a healthy body. A child who was not able to sit at all is now studying medicine and preparing to service the society. Read More

Cerebral palsy can't keep teen from 5K run

A Batavia High School teen ran the Panerathon 5K race Sunday, and inspired others as he crossed the celebratory finish line.Austin Porter was born with cerebral palsy, but the condition didn't stop him from training hard and achieving his goal of running the race.Last spring, 17-year-old Porter faced a moment of frustration in his physical education class that made a 5K seem impossible."I couldn't run a mile," he said. "I would get sick ... and I couldn't do long distances at the zoo and at the mall so I was kind of getting upset."

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