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Cerebral palsy runner gets Nike pro contract

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Justin Gallegos, a runner at Oregon with cerebral palsy, thought he was just finishing another cross-country race. Little did he know, Nike was waiting at the finish line to offer him a pro contract. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2018/10/11/nike-signs-runner-justin-gallegos-who-has-cerebral-palsy-contract/1601632002/
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My twin brother has mild CP and ran cross country with me in high school. He wasn’t the fastest, but he always ran the hardest! I can’t wait to share this with him!
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Justin is an amazing young man that my brother and I had the opportunity to coach when he first started his running career as a freshman at Hart High School in Valencia, CA. Talk about guts and determination and a will to persevere! I’m so proud of him and of who he has become.
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This is probably one of the most refreshing"stories" I have seen in a long time. Amazing kid.
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Nike has always been super inclusive! My son is blind and wears ankle braces - Nike makes special shoes that are wider and much easier to open than a traditional sneaker. They make them in all sizes and in sports shoes as well!! It may seem like a little to thing to most, but for parents who just want their babies to feel included it means the world! Well done Nike!!!
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Way to Go Nike...First Kaepernick and then this... both GREAT CHOICES by a company that wants to change the world for the better...Will always have my business...JUST DO IT!
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Hmmmm all you people saying this is a better choice than Colin Kaepernick....... did you all forget your precious discriminates against the disabled as well? Such a double standard you all follow.
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This is a better choice than Kaepernick.
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Nike doing good all over the place recognizing hard work and dedication. Which also includes Kaepernick. Who also worked hard for his achievements. He also used his status and peacefully protested something he believes in. It is a right of his just like any other American. I don’t know why people can’t set aside their own biased opinions and just take a second and step back that it’s not always just about you!!!
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This guy should be the face of JUST DO IT.
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Go Justin. Congratulations, you deserve it. Way to go, Nike!
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Kaepernick doesn't bother me because I quit watching the NFL years ago. This is just my personal opinion. I think this young man is more inspiring than anyone in the NFL.
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