Cerebral palsy fighter Mitchell Greathouse playing with FHS is heartwarming

Freedom High School (Morganton, NC) senior Mitchell Greathouse has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy but he hasn't let that stop him from attending every sporting event at FHS to cheer the teams on.

FHS basketball coach Casey Rogers decided to further challenge Mitchell. If he achieved a 50-step goal in his gait trainer...he could suit up for a game.

And after he quickly hit that 50 -- entire community came together to make Mitchell's dream come true.

And he got in a game.

"The sweetest, most social young man that you'll meet," Mitchell's grandmother Gigi DeHart said. "He has a smile that's infectious."

Mitchell's first play was executed perfectly, an assist putting 2 points on the board.

He got many cheers, even from Freedom High's rival team, Patton High School.

Here's some amazing video.



Wow.

"They learn about how someone's spirit and strength, and courage can affect so many people around them," Rogers said of students after the game.

*Update - here's from the stands video of Greathouse.

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