Student Fights for the Disabled

Brendon Hildreth is a man in motion. The 27-year-old Craven Community College student, who was born with cerebral palsy, was recently named to the N.C. Council on Developmental Disabilities by Gov. Roy Cooper. And though the words that come from his electronic communication device are halting and at times hard to catch, the pride in the young man’s eyes couldn’t be more obvious.

“When I found out, I was real excited to be appointed to the council by the governor,” he said. “I’m hoping this will allow me to provide opportunities for people with disabilities. I want to advocate for people so everyone can be included.”

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