High School Senior With Cerebral Palsy Walks For First Time To Receive Diploma

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Oklahoma High School senior Micah McDade killed two birds with one stone Friday when the McDade–who was born with Cerebral Palsy–walked for the first time to receive his high school diploma.

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McDade was wheeled to the on-field stage and was helped to his feet. As he got up from the wheelchair, friends, faculty and members of the crowd began to cheer as McDade began taking his first steps with the help of a cane.

Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder that appears during infancy and early childhood, and affects body movement, coordination and balance. It’s reported McDade, who endured multiple surgeries and countless hours of physical therapy, has been practicing for sometime to be ready for this moment.

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“Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve been doing this a long time. That was the best ever!” the announcer said over the public-address system.

Congrats to Micah.