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Wrexham Man Overcomes Cerebral Palsy to Be in Running for Top Award

Wrexham Man Overcomes Cerebral Palsy to Be in Running for Top Award

By Ceidiog PR

Determined Matthew Palamarczuk, who has cerebral palsy, works as an admin assistant for Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham.

He is in the running for the Promoting of Fulfilled Lives award, sponsored by Boots Care Services, at the Wales Care Awards.

The glittering awards night on Friday October 24 at City Hall, Cardiff, which celebrates best practice for the care sector in Wales, is run by Care Forum Wales.

Despite his condition, which keeps him wheelchair bound because of his restricted movements and speech, Matthew, 29, from Gresford, has become an integral part of the team at Pendine Park.

Matthew, who has a 2:1 degree in estate management from Glyndwr University, said: “It made me feel happy and proud when I found out that I had been shortlisted for a Wales Care Award. I was very surprised when I found out. I never thought that would happen.

“The cerebral palsy makes it harder to get around because I can’t walk and it also makes it much harder for me to speak. My speech is stilted, and I am receiving coaching through speech therapy and I do lots of physio to keep me supple.

“But I just get on with it. There’s no point getting worked up about it.

“I’m very lucky to have friends and family who have supported me throughout my life.

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