Brazilian mum wins hearts by helping son with cerebral palsy skate for the very first time

Edited By: Sparshita Saxena WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Updated: Oct 25, 2019, 04:35 PM(IST)

In the video, the mother can be seen pushing the structure around a skateboarding site. Image is a grab from a video tweeted by @_SJPeace_ Photograph:( Twitter )

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Brazil's 7-year-old Joao suffers from cerebral palsy but her mother didn't let her child's suffering come in the way. 

Mothers are truly irreplaceable, there is really nothing on the planet that can surpass a mother's love for her child. The same was exhibited in a video that recently went viral wherein a mother helped her child with cerebral palsy skateboard for the very first time. 

Brazil's 7-year-old Joao suffers from cerebral palsy but her mother didn't let her child's suffering come in the way of realising what he has been yearning to do for long - skateboard.

In the video, the mother can be seen pushing the structure around a skateboarding site. The structure is attached to a skateboard with ample support for Joao to hold on to. 

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As Joao's mother went from mound to mound, pushing her son to get his first skateboarding experience, the internet swelled with joy and exhilaration. 

One Twitter user even called her the 'mother of the year'.

Joao's mother could make her son's dream come true by getting a specially-designed board created by a project called Skate Anima. She went on to thank Skate Anima on her Instagram handle. 

"My son is 7 years old. A boy full of wills, desires, dreams and one of them was, for a long time, skateboarding... You deserve the world," her heartwarming post read.

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"It turns out that he has cerebral palsy since suffering a stroke at 1 year and 8 months and for children who have cerebral palsy, or any other kind of disability, having desires and dreams is not allowed," she said in her post. 

Cerebral palsy is a permanent movement disorder that impairs a person's motor skills. It strikes early in childhood. A person with cerebral palsy may exhibit poor coordination, weakened muscles with stiffness and tremors. Troubles with sensation, vision, hearing, swallowing and speaking may also surface.

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