About the project

Hi, my name is Jarrod Larkins-Law. I had a stroke at birth, and I now have Cerebral Palsy and I am now a PARAROO. When I was growing up I realised I wasn't the same as the other kids. I couldn't do anything my peers were doing in school, until I had a football at my feet. I grew up in a footballing house so it was no suprise I loved football, but little did I know I would be travelling the world playing the sport I love. I still struggle with my disability on a daily basis but it all goes away when I step onto the pitch. I have had numerous operations, casts, splints, you name it and I've probably gone through it all. Life was never easy growing up with Cerebral Palsy. I'll never forget the first game of CP football I was ever involved in. I played for Queensland and that's where my life changed forever, that was the day I saw people that had the exact same problem as me playing the game I loved. I don't know how my life would've turned out If I was never introduced to CP football, but I can tell you from the bottom of my heart I am forever grateful it was there. Playing football gave me a reason to push myself, gave me belief that I could make an impact in this world and strive to become an elite athlete even with a disability. The best part of being a Pararoo is knowing that I am now that role model, inspiring young boys and girls around the country to strive for greatness, to show them there is a pathway for greatness regardless of ability.

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