A young wheelchair-bound boy has defied the odds by winning a cheerleading competition.
Inspirational Garrett Escoto, 14, a student at Cadwallader Middle School in Las Vegas has cerebral palsy and also suffers from asthma and visual impairment.
The youngster and his squad, including Ainslee Burns, 14, and Aspen Reed, 13, recently performed at the Las Vegas Middle School Classic Cheer competition – scooping the trophy in the Exhibition category.
The trio, part of the school’s Sparkle and Stripes team, performed their routine in front of more than 1000 other cheerleaders and onlookers, as the girls cleverly wheel Garrett around the floor.
Through his school’s Sparkle Effect Program, Garrett was able to become a cheerleader – and he is also known for his ferocious ‘Cadwallader Coyote Howl’.