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Meet Gary!
Gary was born with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. After six hours of blood transfusions, the doctors
had no hope that he would ever function at a normal level. Under the best of circumstances, his parents
were told, the most they could hope for was a child with a severe learning disability. Not wanting to give up
on their son, Gary's parents began working with him at home. At two years of age, Gary was enrolled in a
school for children with special needs. Within a few weeks he was working on a computer. With constant
stimulation and unrelenting guidance, Gary began reading words and short sentences at the age of four.
Next came the Pre-K program, elementary school, and Gary's fifth grade graduation where he received the
Presidential Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence.

Having made the honor roll almost every year in high school, this outstanding young man graduated in 2010
among the top twenty fifth percentile of his class. Gary is now in college and a member of Phi Theta Kappa. He also
spends a lot of time raising money for TIRR Memorial Hermann's new robotic floor, which hepls people with disabilities and injuries become more independent through robotics. Gary hopes to become a sports attorney one day and eventually go into politics. He plans to continue The Gary J. Lynn Foundation, supporting research which will benefit all those who are afflicted with cerebral palsy.

Gary refuses to be defined by his disability. He has a wonderful sense of humor and an extremely quick wit.  
Cerebral palsy may have confined him to a wheelchair, but his mind and unbridled spirit make him stand 10
feet tall. Those of us who know him are in awe of his ability to confront adversity with amazing grace and are
honored to be considered among his friends.

Gary is an obsessed, ultimate sports fan and has begun to dabble some in the political arena. He also
maintains a
Facebook Page, which
we encourage you to visit.
The Gary J. Lynn Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
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Gary's Awards & Achievements
The Presidential Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence
2009 MLB All Star Game Winner for the Houston Astros
Kohl's Kids Regional Scholarship Winner
Student of the Month at Spring High School (2006)
CBS The Early Show's First "Early's Angel"
Student with the Biggest Impact on the Community (2010)
The Mayor's Disability Award
Poster Child for the Shriner's Hospital (1996)
Houston Astros Hometown Hero (July 2010)
Speaker on behalf of disabled children with the Emergency Medical Services for Children Family Advocates Network
Speaker at the Baylor College of Medicine Chronic Illness and Disability Conference (November 2008 & 2009)