Video: Dad Helps Son With Cerebral Palsy Shred At Local Skate Park

  • by: Jeremy Smith

This should brighten up your day. With so much doom and gloom filtering through the media today, it's good to see families enjoying the simple things in life together.

Like a lot of boys his age, 8-year-old Atticus Edmunds loves the rush of going fast down the ramps at the local skateboarding park in his hometown of Sacramento, California. For Atticus, however, the ride is a bit different: Instead of a skateboard, he rides in his wheelchair, pushed by his dad Jared, because cerebral palsy, which affects his muscles and motor coordination, limits his mobility.

While the ride is different, the rush is the same. "He really is just like any other kid," Jared told Fox 40. "His body needs a little extra help to get things done, but like any father, when you see your kid happy, it's the greatest feeling in the world."

His mother Tresa Edmunds says watching her son smile and seeing the joy he gets from skating with his father is gratifying.

Below is a video of the duo tearing up the skate park, posted by Tresa last month. Keep on shredding, Atticus.

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Jeremy Smith is from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is an editor at Lead Stories, www.leadstories.com, mainly focusing on debunking hoax stories. 

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