Cerebral palsy is a difficult disorder for anyone to deal with, but 8-year-old Bailey Matthews refused to let it get in the way of achieving his goal.
This past Saturday, the little boy from Nottinghamshire, England was greeted by the cheers of hundreds as he crossed the finish line of the Castle Howard Triathlon in North Yorkshire.
Aided by a special walking frame, Matthews completed about a 0.06-mile swim, an almost 2.5-mile bike ride and around a 1-mile run -- a grueling physical gauntlet by anyone's standards.
His mother, Julie Hardcastle, told The Yorkshire Post,
He has always struggled with getting dressed, things that parents of other children take for granted, he does struggle with, just every day things are more difficult for him, but he never lets it bother him. He doesn't see himself as different to anyone else.
You're an inspiration to us all, Bailey.