The Short of It
A video of parents helping their son with cerebral palsy enjoy a Sacramento, Calif., skate park has gone viral.
Eight-year-old Atticus Edmunds is quickly becoming a favorite at the skate park. "He loves action; he loves motion," his mom Tresa told Sacramento Fox 40. "You can't go fast enough for this kid."
Atticus was born at 28 weeks and weighed 2 pounds, 8 ounces. He has cerebral palsy, a disease that attacks his muscles, which makes it challenging for him to skate by himself. Lucky for Atticus, he's got great parents.
"I was online, and I saw a video of another dad pushing his son at a skate park, and I came home, and I asked my wife if she had ever seen the video," his dad, Jared, said. "I said, 'We're going right now.'"
And they did.
"I want to show the world that he's this awesome little kid," she explained. "And that even though he uses a wheelchair and has these disabilities, he's still this awesome little kid that has so much inside of him to share with the world."
What a great story! Every parent should follow Jared and Tresa's lead by finding small ways to adapt and expand their world to include their kids, disabilities or not.
"He really is just like any other kid," added Jared. "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."
Watch him shred it up: