A seventh grader with cerebral palsy had one of his biggest wishes come true as he put on a football uniform and played on the field. Wesley Everhart has beat several odds including walking, running.
13-year-old Wesley Everhart, who suffers from cerebral palsy and was told he'd never walk, ran a play during a football game Thursday at Decatur Middle School
DECATUR TOWNSHIP, Ind. -- It was a five-yard run for a touchdown. Not a big deal for most football players, but it meant the world to 13-year-old Wesley Everhart.
Diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a baby, doctors said he'd never walk.
As team manager for the Decatur Middle School Hawks, Wesley usually cheers on the players form the sideline.
Thursday night, he got into uniform and lined up at fullback.
His team and everyone in the stands cheered as Wesley ran the ball in from the five-yard line for a touchdown.
Watch the celebration and learn more about his story in the video player above.
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