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Sports Reporter with Cerebral Palsy a County Center Staple

By Mike Zacchio

Most parents remember the conversation when their child tells them that Santa Claus doesn’t exist. Margaret Thompson still remembers her then-teenage son John telling her that his dream of one day waking up without cerebral palsy would never come true.

“He always felt as a young child that if he worked hard, went to physical therapy, did everything — and he always did — that one day he would just wake up and not have cerebral palsy,” she recalled. “And he said, the day that he realized that wasn’t going to happen, he was like, ‘This really stinks,’ but he still pushed himself forward.”

Now 21, John Thompson has become a fixture at local sporting events. Between writing a bi-weekly column for Our Town – an Orangetown-based paper covering Albertus Magnus, Nanuet, Tappan Zee and Pearl River — and his summer job as an intern with the Rockland Boulders, Thompson is recognized — and respected — almost everywhere he goes.

On Wednesday afternoon it was at the County Center.

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