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Thomas, 17 from Swindon

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Thomas has cerebral palsy, autism and ADHD. Throughout his life bullying has been a persistent issue. Thomas was slow to develop as a toddler and over the years has needed operations and regular physio. Thomas has always been a keen sportsman and playing sport has provided him with an escape from the difficulties in his life. Thomas has been supported by Cerebral Palsy Sport which receives funding from BBC Children in Need to give young people with cerebral palsy the chance to access training and regular sporting events. Through his involvement with the charity he has competed in the CISPRA Games and won silver medals in 100m and 200m running. Thomas says being involved with the organisation has been life changing

I hope that I can inspire other young people who have been through a similar experience to me and show them that you can achieve whatever you set your mind to. I’m excited to be a part of Team Rickshaw 2019 and am looking forward to seeing people out on the road cheering us on!

Thomas

Cerebral Palsy Sport runs the CPCan project which provides children and young people with cerebral palsy the opportunity to experience adapted and inclusive sports developed specifically to meet their needs. Some of the activities that young people can take part in include: Frame Football, Polybat, RaceRunning, Table Cricket and Touch Golf. The project helps the young people to develop confidence and self-esteem, inspires and empowers them and encourages them to be healthier and happier.

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