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If you'd told Zachary's parents, right after his birth, that at 6 years old, he'd be skiing, they may not have believed you. Pediatricians weren't sure what to make of the movement challenges he exhibited the first several months of his life.
The diagnosis of hemiplegic cerebral palsy came after multiple visits to the hospital. Zachary began receiving extensive treatment and therapy for his feeding issues, physical capabilities and seizures. Through meticulous care and medication, Zachary's seizures were controlled, he began working on walking and, by the time he entered grade school, he had joined the Hospital Sports Program.
Today, it's almost impossible to keep up with Zachary. The competitive skier turned snowboarder won the 2012 Wells Fargo Ski Cup National Adaptive Race and was selected to participate on a training team for the International Paralympics. Zachary has overcome his condition and proudly serves as inspiration for others to do the same.