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Father Carries Son with Cerebral Palsy Along Tasmania's Overland Track in Charity Trek

By ABC News

Jack Duffy has cerebral palsy spastic quadriplegia and cannot walk but his family is determined that it will not stop him from conquering the 65-kilometre journey. His dad, Chris Duffy, said he has had a backpack specially designed to carry Jack all the way.

“Jack doesn’t have the ability to do these things on his own so he needs support like many kids out there that do and that’s one of the reasons we do this is,” he said.

“To show other people that these kids all they need is a little hand. We’ve planned for anything, as long as Jack is comfortable that’s all that really counts.”

Jack’s mother Erin Duffy said the trip had been six months in the planning.

“Basically [we] just want to break down barriers that Jack has which are physical and hopefully just get the message out there to other people who have their own barriers [that they] can also get out there and try something different,” she said.

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