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Teen With Cerebral Palsy Wins $1 Million ‘Ninja Warrior’ Prize

15th September, 2023

[Source: Disability Scoop]

As a little kid with cerebral palsy, Vance Walker was told that he might not ever walk without some form of assistance.   Now, the 18-year-old Pinellas Park resident is the best ninja warrior in the nation.  Walker has won the “American Ninja Warrior” Season 15 championship and its $1 million prize.

The show, which has contestants race extreme obstacle courses, was filmed earlier this year, and the final round was broadcast this week on NBC.  “Even if people say you can’t do anything, if you put your whole mind and whole focus into it, you can achieve anything,” said Walker, who became just the third competitor to ever win the show. “Never give up, no matter how hard it seems.”

The season began with 238 ninjas. Of those, the 96 men and 32 women with the best qualifying times for their gender moved on to the semifinals.

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