I don’t care how badass you are. You’re gonna want some tissues handy. Just in case ‘someone beside you’ gets misty over this.
After a year of putting up with the NFL’s take-a-knee drama, this is both heartwarming and refreshing.
He’s a cute kid to begin with. And he’s got Cerebral Palsy, which in his case, has limited his speech.
Jake Garza, a 5-year-old boy with an “infectious personality,” was once a relatively quiet child. But that all changed after he learned how to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Last month, Jake was spending time with family in his hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida, when “all of a sudden, he started reciting the pledge,” Jake’s father, Eric, told Fox News on Wednesday.
“It hit me right in the heart,” said Eric, who’s an active duty member of the U.S. Coast Guard. The moment brought the 32-year-old father to tears.
This was a particular accomplishment for Jake, who was born prematurely and has faced many health obstacles throughout his lifetime, including cerebral palsy — a neurological disorder that “primarily affects body movement and muscle coordination,” according to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.
Eric said he had “no idea” his son was able to recite the pledge, especially because “he was showing some [speech] progress but could only say words like ‘yes’ and ‘no.’”
Now watch Jake recite the full Pledge:
The video had his dad in tears. It's of 5-year-old Jake Garza of St. Petersburg. Jake was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and a year ago, couldn't say a word. Today, thanks to educators at Sexton Elementary, he's able to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Thanks you, Eric Garza, for sharing this incredible moment. And thanks to the educators at Sexton Elementary School. https://on.wtsp.com/2pBL5io
Posted by 10News WTSP on Saturday, March 24, 2018
That’s just awesome!
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Why be average? It’s so overrated.
Everyone does that.