Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
There are some days when you wake up and wonder how tough your day might be, well those days can’t be as tough as some including 22 year old Sebastian Rosado, who suffers with Cerebral Palsy, but that didn’t stop him from coming from Puerto Rico to continue his goal of raising money for “Vida Alegre,” which he says is the only summer camp of its kind on the island.
Rosado, along with his therapist, started the “Run, Ride or Walk 5K” in Puerto Rico six years ago to benefit a summer camp for people with neurological conditions, such as his.
This year, when Hurricane Maria hit the island, it prevented the race from occurring for its seventh consecutive year.
His passion to do better for the kids didn’t hold Rosado back from the hills over Biscayne Bay or the streets around Miami, he just continued to press on with his team of people running with him and holding a flag supporting Puerto Rico right beside him.
Viewing him running past Mile marker 23 with his team was nothing less than inspiring for all of the on lookers and some people who had already finished the race ahead of him could be seen jumping in the street to encourage Rosado to his goal.
“He has such grit and such personality,” said Valerie Gonzalez, one of Rosado’s three team members. “He never gives up. He’s been an inspiration to every runner who has ever seen him train.”
To Donate to Rosado and to find out more about his journey for the kids of Puerto Rico, check out the link below