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Angela Cleaver | University of Central Oklahoma | Edmond, Ok.
Bryan Van Der Beek
• VIEW STORY: William Wallace: Overcoming adversity •
Twelve-year-old and seventh grader William Wallace was born with spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy. The condition affects his motor skills, but not much else. He was born 10 weeks premature, and spent his first six weeks in intensive care, his mother Elizabeth Wallace said. Wallace is active in many activities at Louisiana Middle School, including football, baseball, student council and band. Last season his baseball team went undefeated. A typical day in William's life consists of seven hours of class, including math, which is taught by his mother. School is followed by two hours of after-school activities, then home. He does homework after dinner. "All my life I've been on the honor roll," William said. His straight "A" grades can attest to that. In his room he is surrounded by a plethora of Denver Broncos, St. Louis Rams, St. Louis Cardinals and Babe Ruth paraphernalia.
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