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"Breaking Bad" Star Raises Awareness on Disease

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Rj Mitte is in Charlotte this week to raise awareness and some money for cerebral palsy. The "Breaking Bad" star not only played a character that had the disability, he lives with the disability everyday.

"I was diagnosed at 3-years-old," said Mitte

His courage to chase after his dreams of being an actor has inspired some local guys in Charlotte that also have cerebral palsy. Tylor Freeman and DJ Swicegood are huge fans of "Breaking Bad." They see what Mitte can do and it motivates them to better help people understand their condition.

"People automatically assume that we might not be able to function in the real world, but we just do it a little differently than most folks," said Swicegood.

"A lot of people didn't know what cerebral palsy was before he was in the limelight," said Freeman "A lot of people didn't see famous people with it."

Money raised will go to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Mitte will be at Lake Norman High School tomorrow night for an impromptu show starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by emailing actorLNHS@gmail.com
The show is open to the public.
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