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Teen with cerebral palsy takes mission trip
Teen with cerebral palsy takes mission trip

ROME, Ga. -- The next time you feel sorry for yourself or think you can't do something, remember Andrew Cook.

Andrew, an 18-year-old Rome resident, was born with cerebral palsy. He didn't learn to walk -- with the help of a walker -- until he was 10.

The teen worked hard this summer raising money so he could take a church mission trip to Nicaragua, where he could help deliver food and supplies to poor villages. Andrew can't read or write, but he dictated a fundraising letter for his family to send out.

Andrew's mother Karen captured a great moment during the trip. Her son, despite his unsteady legs, walked all the way across a ravine on a log.

Karen said Andrew was so proud and happy to make the trip, help people and challenge himself.

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