WATCH While 1st Pro Athlete w/ Cerebral Palsy Learns NIKE's Signed Him

 Justin Gallegos has cerebral palsy but it hasn't stopped him from pursuing his passion for running for the past seven years.

And now, the 21-year-old athlete has just become the first athlete with cerebral palsy to sign a professional contract with Nike.

Justin had no idea he was going to be surprised with the contract after finishing a running practice with his University of Oregon team.

Here's what Justin wrote on Instagram: “This was perhaps the most emotional moment in my seven years of running!” Growing up with a disability, the thought of becoming a professional athlete is as I have said before, like the thought of climbing Mt. Everest! It is definitely possible, but the odds are most definitely not in your favor! Hard work pays off!”

If the video doesn't make you cry...there's something wrong.

 

Now watch one of the commercials Justin's in.

 
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