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Teen with Cerebral Palsy Overcomes Bullying, Plans on Running LA Marathon

Teen with Cerebral Palsy Overcomes Bullying, Plans on Running LA Marathon

By ThePostGame Staff

If only Sebastián Fernández’s former classmates could see him now.

Sebastián, 14, is gearing up to run the Los Angeles Marathon on March 15. He plans to participate in the event partly because he enjoys running but also to prove to himself and others that his disability is not enough to stop him from completing such a rigorous physical task.

Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at eight months old, Sebastián is partially paralyzed on the right side of his body. He tells HOY Los Angeles that he was teased by many of his elementary school classmates, and the bullying didn’t stop after repeated pleas to teachers and administrators.

Now Sebastián is at a more supportive school, and he says the encouragement of his classmates and his mom were important in his decision to run the marathon.

Read the full story here.

 

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