A Dream To Cheer

By Garvin Thomas
|  Thursday, Nov 29, 2012  |  Updated 1:41 PM PDT
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Born with spina bifida, Angel Gonzalez-Prado, has faced her share of physical challenges. She's had to endure a dozen surgeries in just fifteen years of life, and will spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair. Still, Angel maintains such a positive attitude you want nothing more than to cheer for her. All she wants to do, though, is cheer for you.

Born with spina bifida, Angel Gonzalez-Prado, has faced her share of physical challenges. She's had to endure a dozen surgeries in just fifteen years of life, and will spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair. Still, Angel maintains such a positive attitude you want nothing more than to cheer for her. All she wants to do, though, is cheer for you.

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 Angel Gonzalez-Prado's mother always told her daughter she could do whatever she wanted to do, be whatever she wanted to be. Sure, the fact she was in a wheelchair due to the effects of spina bifida, was going to make things more difficult. It didn't, however, makes those things impossible.

Over the years the Redwood City teeneager and Sequoia High School sophmore has, on more than one occasion, proven her mother right.

She did it again this summer when Angel tried out for, and made, her school's junior varsity cheerleading squad.

This past weekend Angel performed for the first time in front of a packed stadium during homecoming weekend.

Watch her story above.

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