Paralyzed Boy Inspires Through His Touching Video Message
Cashel Gardner is a 17-year-old with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a genetic disorder which paralyzes muscles and causes them to weaken over time. Although he can't move, breathe, or eat on his own, he uses a digital voice synthesizer to speak. Only able to use one finger, he communicates with the world using his computer keyboard. Despite all of the challenges he faces, he has a big heart filled with inspiration. He embraces all of who he is with passion, pride, and positive energy.
With help from Everyone Matters, Cashel created this video in an effort to show others they should be proud of who they are, as they are.
"Please feel complete and perfect for who you are," Cashel says.
The video was directed by Brian Weidling and edited by Kyle Johnston with music by Derrik Balogh. It was produced by Tumbleweed Entertainment for Everyone Matters.