8-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Finishing Triathlon Will Melt Your Heart (VIDEO)
Bailey Matthews, an 8-year-old with cerebral palsy from Nottinghamshire, northern England, finished his first triathlon this week. I have tears of joy watching him cross the finish line at the Castle Triathlon Series.
At first he was using a walker to reach the finish, but then he crossed the line on his own. He fell many times but that did not stop him.
Don’t underestimate the power of the human spirit!
Hundreds of people cheered Matthews over the finish line on Saturday after he completed a 100 meter swim, 4,000 meter bike ride and 1,300 meter run at the Castle Howard Triathlon in North Yorkshire.
Matthews was born nine weeks early and at 18 months was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that affects muscle tone, movement and motor skills.