VIDEO: Despite His Walker, Essex County Student Races In His Final Track And Field Meet


A Grade 8 Essex County student who lives with a physical disability has taken part in his final track and field meet.

Brody Daigneau has Cerebral Palsy and uses a walker, but despite that, he wanted to take part in sports.

"It is important for me because I want to be inspirational to people and I like sports a lot, so I come out and do my best," he says.

He has been taking part in the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board track meet since Grade 3 and since he is going to Cardinal Carter High School next year, this was his final race.

With two buddies by his side at the University track on Wednesday afternoon, Daigneau crossed the finish line after racing 300m in the 800m.

He was met by his proud parents and his dad Ken Daigneau says he couldn't be prouder of his son.

Brody admits it is tough, but that doesn't stop him.

"It is difficult but I know my limitations and I know what I can do so I do my best at what I can do."

Daigneau says although this is his last track meet, he plans to join the hockey academy and be a sledge hockey player. 

When he grows up, he wants to be an accountant.