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Cerebral palsy - Archie's story

Duration: 08:06

A personal story of a 10 year old boy who spends most of his day in a wheelchair because he has cerebral palsy. We hear how Archie views himself and how he wants others to view him. Archie's twin brother Charlie also has the condition but not to the same extent. The twins have much in common and do things together. Archie explains how he is unable to do things as quickly as others; it just takes time, especially when moving about. He does not need help academically and whilst he may look different, he does not feel different. He thinks he is the same, but on wheels. Archie plays wheelchair basketball, which gives him the chance to socialise and be part of a team. Archie sees his coach as a role model who inspires him.

Available since: Mon 26 Nov 2012

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Same but Different

Short documentary portraits of primary children with a range of disabilities.

First broadcast: 29 Mar 2012

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