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Long Island Teen with Cerebral Palsy Raising Awareness

By Stacey Sager

There was a touching show of support Tuesday for a Long Island teen. The 8th grader has been battling cerebral palsy, defying the odds ever since she was born, and she gave her school a lesson they won’t forget.

There are nearly 1,200 kids at the Berner Middle School in Massapequa, including some who sing at morning announcements, with lyrics like “and we got 3 more days ’till Friday.”

Now that’s a tough act for anyone to follow, but Amanda Dunn said “Just remember, take your time and be loud like you’re yelling at your sister.”

It’s OK because 14-year-old Amanda has a voice that can speak volumes.

“I was born with CP but I am just like any other teenager,” she said.

And Tuesday Amanda showed her whole school what she means. She was born with a rare form of cerebral palsy. Due to a genetic mutation, there are only about 150 cases like hers in the world.

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