Doctors said David Matos de Souza would never walk and this little boy just showed them that they were very, very wrong!
When he walked into his classroom at school, he did so to cheers from his classmates and a huge tearful hug from his teacher.
This little boy is a hurdle jumper and an inspiration to all that see him.
Get the tissues before you click that play button. This is the emotional moment a disabled child walked for the first time while being encouraged by classmates and a school teacher.
David suffers from poliomyelitis, an infectious disease caused by a virus that attacks the spinal cord and causes muscle atrophy and paralysis. It has all but been eradicated in the United States.
The six-year-old has had difficulties moving since birth. He has always used a wheelchair and doctors told his mother he would never be able to walk.
After starting physical therapy, his Brazilian classmates have been encouraging him to try and walk for the first time. His school teacher recorded the emotional moment on her phone and it has been shared by thousands on social media.
The cheering watchers are heard shouting: “David, David, David, go, David go”.
He is then seen walking slowly between tables, putting his hands on the tables in order to steady himself, smiling the whole time.
When he gets to the wall of the classroom he turns around and walks back again where the teacher is waiting for him.
I use the quote, “You can do anything you set your mind to!” from Scott Osborn, a lot!
David proves this.
I am reminded of Tommy the Turtle from the 60’s. He went viral long before social media. Tommy was born without back legs and his little boy human created a wheel contraption with his Erector Set.
Tommy never acted like he knew he had a disability. Tommy just went on with life looking forward. Many adults could learn a lot from David and Tommy!
With everyone soooo serious lately – how about a little comic relief?
The Flipside with Michael Loftus makes fun of Joseph Clancy, the head of the secret service. This is one of the funniest skits I have ever seen. With Barack Obama heading out the door, maybe the Secret Service will finally get their act together! If not, Donald Trump will have to say, “You’re Fired!”
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