School Forfeits Medal for Cerebral Palsy Teen

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A high school swim team in Idaho abandoned their chance at a medal to honor a very special teammate with cerebral palsy.

They pulled a top swimmer from the championship to allow high school sophomore Taylor Pinnock to swim instead.

"It just felt like the right thing to do," high school junior Scott Rockwood said.

Team Captain Isaac Jamison said, "I went to our relay team and asked them what they thought. We just wanted him to have the experience of going to state."

Pinnock was said he compelled to perform his best for his team mates.

"I just had an adrenaline rush, and I was like, 'I'm not going to let these guys down, I'm going to push myself till I can't go any more,'" he said.

Bonneville swim coach Guy Bliesner recalled, "One of the guys up north was standing on the coaching tables with his T-shirt off swinging it around screaming for Taylor."

"I really don't have any limitations," Taylor said. "I'll try anything."

Taylor's parents were very touched by the team's selflessness.

His mother wrote the team saying, "I now know what the mother of an Olympic champion must feel like."

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