Blacksburg Teen With Cerebral Palsy Inspires Thousands In Facebook Videos

Logan Hopper

Logan Hopper is an encourager and a fighter.

“My journey started when I was 2 and I started coming here, and I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy,” Hopper explained.

The 18 year old receives treatment at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville. In June, she had spinal fusion surgery. She is grateful for the doctors and staff there for helpful her over the years.

“They’re just wonderful people,” Hopper said. “I don’t know what I would do without them.”

Logan’s story of perseverance has touched so many people across the country. Even celebrities have reached out on twitter.

“I got a tweet from Justin Bieber before my spine surgery, and telling me to stay strong,” she said.

Seeing the power of social media, Logan started making her own videos to send her positive message of perseverance to others.

“Cerebral palsy may slow me down, but it will never define me. Everyone is beautiful in their own way,” says Logan in one of her facebook videos, which now have thousands of views online.

Logan just graduated from Blacksburg High School, where she was named Homecoming and Prom Queen. She wants you to know that just because someone is different – it doesn’t define them.

“Everyone is beautiful in their own way,” Logan said. “Never give up.”

Logan plans to attend Spartanburg Community College to major in special education – or something that will help others.


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