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TN boy with cerebral palsy scores touchdown

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10-year-old Preston Bryan, battling cerebral palsy, makes the first touchdown at this past weekend's football game. 10-year-old Preston Bryan, battling cerebral palsy, makes the first touchdown at this past weekend's football game.

A Tennessee boy with cerebral palsy wanted to play in his team’s football game.

Thanks to his team and their rivals, he got his chance.

10-year-old Preston Bryan is a member of the Eagleville Junior football team. Recently, he asked his mother, brandy, for the chance to be able to play with his teammates.

But Saturday’s game was different. Fifth and sixth grade members of the Middle Tennessee Christian School faced off against Eagleville. During this game, Preston Bryan was the star. Both teams agreed to let Preston run the first touchdown of the game. Every player ran with him, along with coaches, refs and members of the opposing team.

It was an emotional experience for his father as well, pushing Preston’s wheelchair down the field to victory. Preston was born six weeks early and has cerebral palsy. His family says he doesn’t let his disability hold him back. Preston’s friends and family say we can all learn something about his positive attitude and spirit.
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