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Cal Poly student features local with Cerebral Palsy in documentary

A Cal Poly student and his brother are getting positive feedback after making a documentary about a local living with Cerebral Palsy.

Erikson Dickens said he and his brother decided to make the documentary because they like telling stories about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Their goal is to encourage people to go after what they want and live a full life.

“If you know him, it’s very hard to tell he has a disability because he’s done such a good job of overcoming it,” said Dickens. “He seems just like everyone else.”

Dickens said he and Cameron Sluggett met at age 14 and became friends. Dickens said Sluggett has never let his disability stop him from following his dreams.

Sluggett said he has never let his disability define his life.

“I’m honored to have a story be told about me,” Sluggett said. “I didn’t realize it was so different. It just seems like it’s my life.”

By age 24, Sluggett grew 5 businesses and traveled to Tahoe, Maui and Nicaragua.

The film is called “Dirty Toes” and you can watch it at cameronsluggett.com.

Rachel Showalter

Rachel Showalter

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