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6-year-old boy with cerebral palsy greets U.S. Marine father

Disabled boy learns to walk while dad is deployed

A U.S. Marine returning from Afghanistan gets big surprise when his 6-year-old son with cerebral palsy walks to greet him. This was the first time the boy’s father saw the youngster walk.

On the video description, the boy’s mother writes:

“When my husband left on his deployment, our 6-year-old son could not walk on his own. He has cerebral palsy. Doctors originally said that he would never walk or do much of anything. While daddy was away, he learned to walk. For his homecoming, we set it up for Michael to walk to his daddy for the first time ever! We kept the fact that he could walk a secret the whole time his dad was gone!”