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Wrestling Video Goes Viral for Boy with Cerebral Palsy

Story written by: Katie DePasquale

Ty Pennington has been wrestling for four years, but the 10 year old from Onaga, KS, never expected to get this far. As a result of his premature birth, Ty is blind and has mild cerebral palsy. His passion for wrestling is great enough to outweigh these challenges, however, and Ty has always been excited to get on the mat. With a determination that impresses his coach, Alan Foster, and his family, Ty does his stretches and practices hard. His work culminated in the moment last Saturday when he competed in the Osage City Wrestling Tournament. When the video of his match was posted on Facebook, it went viral, accumulating over 21,000 views in less than a week.

Now the proud recipient of a standing ovation for his performance during the match, Ty is thrilled that people worldwide have seen him wrestle and know what he can do. He plans to keep wrestling and hopes to one day be a coach and a member of the WWE. For Ty, now that he’s shown the world what he can do, he’s not stopping. He’s excited to go after his dreams, and no physical challenges will keep him from achieving them.