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Wade McCrae Washington is a professional bodybuilder, despite the fact that he has cerebral palsy.

Washington was diagnosed at only 11 months old with cerebral palsy, and what’s more, he had severe scoliosis and was told by doctors that he would not live past the age of 10 years old.

But rather than let his diagnoses stop him, Washington took up weightlifting in order to gain control over his challenges, and now, at age 45, he has receive his professional card as a bodybuilder.

Check out the inspiring story in the video from Great Big Story below!