Cheerleader In Wheelchair Wins Competition With Routine

HappilyPublished: April 4, 2018362 plays$1.38 earned
Published: April 4, 2018

We live in a world where the majority of people make excuses for the slightest of difficulties and are ready to give up at the first taste of struggle. We also live in a world where people suffering from serious difficulties are resilient and resolute enough to reach for the stars.

This video tells us the story of a young wheelchair-bound boy has defied the odds by winning a cheerleading competition. Inspirational Garrett Escoto, a 14-year-old student at Cadwallader Middle School in Las Vegas, has cerebral palsy and also suffers from asthma and visual impairment.

The youngster and his <a href="" target="_blank">cheerleading squad</a>, including Ainslee Burns, aged 14, and Aspen Reed, aged 13, recently performed at the Las Vegas Middle School Classic Cheer competition and managed to scoop the trophy in the Exhibition category.

The trio, part of the school's Sparkle and Stripes team, performed their routine in front of more than 1000 other cheerleaders and onlookers, as the girls cleverly wheel Garrett around the floor. Through his school's Sparkle Effect Program, Garrett was able to become a cheerleader - and he is also known for his ferocious “Cadwallader Coyote Howl”.

People who live with cerebral palsy endure a daily struggle with a great variety of challenges and limitations, so it is easy to get the impression that cannot participate in sports. However, as Garett showed us, doing <a href="" target="_blank">adaptive sports</a> is possible. Also, it is of utmost importance that children and adults living with these disabilities participate and stay physically active. Good job Garret!


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