When James Blake Gallion was born, the doctors told his parents that he might never walk. Growing up with Cerebral Palsy, a condition that impairs motor function and control, James had been turned away from many organized sports and activities. But when he walked into the PK O.U.T facility to give parkour a try, he was met with a very different attitude.
Anybody who has been with the parkour community for some time knows how receptive it is to people of all age, shape, and disposition. This story exemplifies that openness. James is a man of extraordinary strength and determination, and with these traits he has proved that he will not be held back by people’s expectations for him.
In the video below, James’ mother tells the very inspirational and emotional story of her son’s training.