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Vance Walker Breaks Barriers for Disabled Athletes on 'American Ninja Warrior'

Sixteen-year-old Vance Walker is breezing through his first season of “American Ninja Warrior,” which sees contestants swinging, climbing and jumping their way through a variety of physically intense obstacles.  But Walker has challenges his fellow competitors don’t — he lives with cerebral palsy, which affects movement, balance and posture.  Although most people might not associate cerebral palsy with completing highly physical Ninja courses, the Texas high school student is proving he’s a force to be reckoned with — and that people with physical disabilities do belong in athletic spaces.

Walker has opened up about his journey from being diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 18 months old to becoming a teenage Ninja Warrior superstar.  He

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