Louisiana man with cerebral palsy defies the odds

News
lekedrick wallace 1_1556590540707.jpg-60233530.jpg

 

Newsfeed Now for September 23, 2019

Thumbnail for the video titled "Newsfeed Now for September 23, 2019"

What's Working: Horse therapy helping vets

Thumbnail for the video titled "What's Working: Horse therapy helping vets"

ELBA COACH

Thumbnail for the video titled "ELBA COACH"

Harrison attack

Thumbnail for the video titled "Harrison attack"

Bluff City Law premiere

Thumbnail for the video titled "Bluff City Law premiere"

Newsfeed Now for September 20, 2019

Thumbnail for the video titled "Newsfeed Now for September 20, 2019"

From funeral of soldier without family: ‘Can’t let a veteran be by himself, even in death’

Thumbnail for the video titled "From funeral of soldier without family: ‘Can’t let a veteran be by himself, even in death’"

Area 51 preps in final stages, anticipation grows from thousands

Thumbnail for the video titled "Area 51 preps in final stages, anticipation grows from thousands"
More Newsfeed Now

FARMERVILLE, La. (KTVE) —  Balloons bounce around Lekedric’s bedroom.

They aren’t birthday balloons. They’re celebrating a major milestone.

The 21-year-old has completed high school.

“He had graduated today. Today is his last day you know at the high school. He might can’t say it, but I believe he’s real, real happy about it,” said Labetra Wallace, Lekedric’s mother.

Lekedric was born with cerebral palsy. He’s unable to walk or talk and needs assistance with everyday life.

“We didn’t find out that he had cerebral palsy until he was six months old. They said, ‘you know he’s not going to live over 5 years cause kids like that don’t live long,'” explained Labetra.

Well, they were wrong.

Beaming with pride, Lekedric posed in his cap and gown beside his family.

“I’m proud of him. I’m proud of him and everything. It’s a good thing that he graduated,” said Gloria Moses, Lekedric’s sister.

Lekedric was educated at home throughout his middle and high school years. He was too sick to physically be at Union Parish High School, but he made it.

His resilience inspires those around him.

“We’re learning from him still, he’s just a gift to the family. He’s always has a smile around, he smiles and we smile,” said Gerome Wallace, Lekedric’s grandfather.

Lekedric’s mom has this message for families with children similar to her son.

“Trust God. Trust God, just hold on and have faith.”

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Aaron Nolan is a morning show co-host in Little Rock, Arkansas with Nexstar Media Group's KARK-TV. He has a passion for social media and makes it an important part of his daily routine. Click here to read Aaron's full bio.


Days

Hours

Minutes

Seconds

Get Your Arkansas State Fair Tickets!

Trending Stories