Grab the tissues for this touching story — you might need them! Born with cerebral palsy, Justin Gallegos doesn't have much control over his muscles and body coordination, but he's always loved running and is on the cross country team at the University of Oregon. Gallegos had just finished his cross country race in this Elevation 0m video when he received the surprise of a lifetime.
Nike has long been following his journey and decided to present him with a three-year professional athlete contract. He's also the first professional Nike athlete in history with cerebral palsy. We look forward to watching your journey over the next few years, Justin!
I’m still at loss for words! Thank to everyone for the love and the support not only the past couple days but the last seven years of my life! Beyond blessed to officially represent the swoosh! Still can’t believe I made Nike history! Very excited! Big things are yet to come! Trust in the process! And trust in God! All glory to the most high! God is truly good! #NikeRunning #NIKE #SWOOSH #SwooshFamily #Beaverton #Nike72 #JustDoIt #ThereIsNoFinishLine #StrongerEveryMile #NoSuchThingAsADisability #Limitless #Breaking2