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98-Yard Touchdown Run for Monroe Co. Boy with Cerebral Palsy

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A Rudy moment for a football team brought the crowd, players and coaches to tears in Monroe. In the final game of the season, an honorary player got to take the field for the first time and made the most of his opportunity. “The quarterback just hands me the ball, and I run as hard as I can because I want that so bad,” he said.

He wants it badly. The rush, the feel of running the ball into the end zone and scoring a touchdown for his team. He sees his twin brother, Austin, on the gridiron at Monroe’s countywide junior football league. The big difference between the two brothers? Parker has been playing against a tough opponent all ten years of his life. He has cerebral palsy, which is damage to the brain done at or before birth. It’s supposed to do a number on your muscles and movement. You wouldn’t know it at first glance. Just ask his twin brother.

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