0

Sports Reporter with Cerebral Palsy a County Center Staple

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.

Read the full story here.

 

Join Our Family

Sign up for our free e-newsletter for more blogs, articles, and news about CP kids and their families.

Rate this post

FREE MEDICAL AND LEGAL RESOURCES

The Cerebral Palsy Survival Guide is a free, state-specific resource list for everything from everyday activities to emergency situations.

BI-WEEKLY E-NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP

Sign up for our e-newsletter to receive the latest in CP news, resources and

LATEST BLOG POSTS

Happy 10th Anniversary, CPFN!

By Lee Vander Loop What an exciting milestone! As an editor of the Cerebral Palsy Family Network, I’m honored to write this blog to commemorate this anniversary and reflect on…

Read more

10 Years After Lizzy’s Trial: Taking Care of Lizzy For Life. Thanks, Ken Suggs (p.3)

(Looking Back and Moving Forward – continued) The doctor’s attorney asked questions about “studies” and past testing from others and how this case compares. They were hoping for some genetic…

Read more