Six-year-old walks to Marine father for first time

By 05.11.12

Marine Staff Sgt. Jeremy Cooney came home from Afghanistan to see his son, a six-year-old diagnosed with cerebral palsy, able to walk over to him for the first time. This is the video. DUST! DUST EVERYWHERE!

Background via Sgt. Cooney’s wife on Welcome Home Blog:

“When my husband left on his deployment, our 6-year-old son could not walk on his own. He has cerebral palsy. Doctors originally said that he would never walk or do much of anything. While daddy was away, he learned to walk. For his homecoming, we set it up for Michael to walk to his daddy for the first time ever! We kept the fact that he could walk a secret the whole time his dad was gone!”


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