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Arvada community unites to help boy learn to walk

Arvada community unites to help boy learn to walk
Posted on 09/18/2019
Roman learns to walk with help from his community.A community comes together to make a difference. Jeffco Public Schools employees and Arvada PD Student Resource Officer Brad Gagon help 6yr-old Roman take steps to a better future, literally.

By Jason Gruenauer

A student resource officer at an Arvada elementary school went above and beyond for a student with a disability there, designing and building a “railing runway” so the boy could learn to walk.

“The No. 1 priority of a student resource officer is safety," officer Bradley Gagon told Denver7. "But there’s a lot more than just that."

One of the elementary schools officer Gagon was assigned to was Lawrence Elementary, where he met a kindergarten student named Roman.

“Roman’s a really cool kid,” the officer said.
Roman also has cerebral palsy and requires a wheelchair to get around school.

“And with his disability, if he learns to strengthen his legs and body, his core, later in life he’ll be able to walk without assistance,” Gagon said.

And the officer wanted to help make that happen.

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Roman learns to walk with help from his community

Update: October 11, 2019

ABC World News Tonight with David Muir selects SRO Brad Gagon and Roman as "Person of the Week".
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