“Standing Up” to Cerebral Palsy with Matthew Struthers|TEDxBerkleeValencia

“I fall all the time!”

Matthew Struthers, an individual with cerebral palsy, gives us an insight into the life of a person with a disabled body and a perfectly enabled mind.

On June 5, 2017, he shared his story at Berklee College of Music in during a TED Talk in order to show people that cerebral palsy disables a person physically, but does not make them incapable individuals.

Many people have the misguided notion that folks with cerebral palsy are unable to think for themselves and conceive their own ideas simply because they are physically disabled. With this talk, Matthew hopes to change people’s perspectives on motor disabilities by using his unique first-hand experiences and letting others know that the sky is the limit if you believe it.

This notion ties into Unique Minds’ values because we to believe that individuals with this disability can reach for the stars with a positive mentality. Like CECO and Unique Minds, Matthew wishes to motivate individuals with cerebral palsy and encourage their growth.

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