Justin Gallegos Becomes First Athlete with Cerebral Palsy Sponsored by Nike
University of Oregon runner Justin Gallegos made history by becoming the first person with cerebral palsy to sign a professional deal with Nike.
Upon finishing the cross country race, John Douglass, Nike insight director, and the University of Oregon running group presented him with his endorsement contract. As everyone around him erupted in joy for the accomplishment, Justin broke down in tears and received hugs from John, his teammates and received a call from his loved ones who congratulated him.
This event occurred on the same day as World Cerebral Palsy Day on October 6, 2018. Not only did Justin receive an opportunity of a lifetime, but also was able to spread awareness about the disorder.
At Cullan & Cullan, our Kansas City legal team not only represents individuals who are affected by cerebral palsy, but we also do our part in supporting our community. We understand how cerebral palsy can affect families, but we also know that the disorder is not a disease. With everyone’s help, people living with cerebral palsy—just like Justin—can still make a positive impact in our world.
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