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Cerebral Palsy Awareness: Dejon Knight’s Dream

By Matt Banks

March is a month that is near and dear to my heart. This is the month that is dedicated to Cerebral Palsy Awareness. As you may know, I have this disorder and have been lucky enough to lead a pretty normal life.

For those who don’t know, Cerebral Palsy is simply a group of disorders that damage the brain during development. This usually results in a loss of motor function. Some people might walk with a slight limp, use braces or crutches, be confined to a wheelchair, or suffer from mental disabilities depending on severity of the damage.

In recent years I’ve made a point to use social media and blogs like this one to bring attention to special people that have overcome the obstacles CP has thrown in their way. Not everybody has this platform to share inspirational stories. I want to help someone reach their goal and I will spend all month helping and informing others about CP.

This story comes from a young man with CP named Dejon Knight, who plays high school basketball at East Haven High School in Connecticut.

I came across this video below on Twitter after some people retweeted it with the hashtag #GetDejonOnESPN.

Read more about Dejon and see him play here.

 

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