The moving reaction of a young man with cerebral palsy after entering Harvard

“Perseverance is the secret of all successes” It is a phrase that Matthew Myslenski knows perfectly well, a true example of life. The senior student at Woodstock Academy, located in Connecticut (USA), was born with cerebral palsy and has just fulfilled one of his great dreams: to enter Harvard University.

Through the social mediaspread a viral video showing Matthew and his twin sister, Magdalena, checking the status of their application on a computer. Seconds later, the teen can’t stop laughing. “No way! No way!”yells the excited woman.

“I was completely in shock. I think it was just one of the best moments of my life.”confesses Myslenski, who since he was little dreamed of going to the prestigious American house of studies.

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According to cerebral palsy is “a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. Cerebral palsy is the most common motor disability in childhood.

However, Matthew didn’t let that stop him from reaching his goals. “Not only did I have to challenge myself academically, I had to work physically to get to a point where I can do what I want to do,” reveals Myslenski in dialogue with .

After his admission to Harvard is confirmed, Matthew Myslenski wants to major in biology and plans to follow in his parents’ footsteps. “I don’t limit myself to anything. I want to inspire others to not limit themselves either.”indicates the teenager.

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