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Bland Sophomore Runs Through Adversity



"It's caused my right side to have some nerve provblems, I can't move it as well as I can my left leg. I'm left leg dominant so it's harder for me to work with one leg than it is for most people with two."


"I just decided I like it. I was never good at catching balls and stuff like that. I was never good at perception and distance. Running is just more natural for me. I could do it, it came easy to me. I felt alive too."


"It means a lot. It's been a lot of hard work. I'm glad to see we're getting something out of it."


"I'm blessed because most people with cerebral palsy is i a wheelchair. I'm very fortunate. There's some issues but not much. Just more of a hinderance than anything else."

But whether they get the bid for states or not, Jacob has already notched a pretty big win in life.

Jacob has helped lead the Bears to a very successful season and a spot at regionals.

If they place in the top three, they will go to states.

He went through years of physical therapy, but in 8th grade, he found a new way to get stronger.

He began to pick up running and quickly fell in love with the sport.

Bland and Rocky Gap high schools only have 400 combined students.

One of them, Jacob Morehead, has excelled on the cross country course, and he's done it in face of adversity.

Jacob was born with cerebral palsy and still battles it today.

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