“I refuse to allow my disability to dictate the way I live my life.”

July 27, 2017

“I refuse to allow my disability to dictate the way I live my life.” –Brian Hillebert, age 47

In October of 1977, Brian Hillebert was diagnosed as a child with cerebral palsy. While riding his bike one morning, Brian was hit by a car and launched 90 feet into a ditch. Brian’s awakening from an almost two month coma was considered a miracle; however, the accident left young Brian with a traumatic brain injury resulting in cerebral palsy.

At the age of 7 years old, the doctors did not ever expect Brian to walk again.

Brian not only learned how to walk after this life-crippling injury, but graduated high school, went to college, started doing stand-up comedy and has furthered starred in major play productions in Sacramento. “I got started in stand-up comedy, but I got tired of the rotten tomatoes, so I started acting” says the dedicated actor. Read more

 

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