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Overcoming obstacles to inspire children

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DADE CITY (FOX 13) -

Ryan Murphy was born with Cerebral Palsy. Just everyday walking can be a tiring challenge for the 28-year-old.

"It takes me anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour to take a shower or to get ready," Ryan said.

But the struggles are worth every effort for Ryan to come to Farmworkers Self-Help in Dade City. He tutors migrant children in math and English.

"I feel like that kids are the future," Ryan explained. "I feel like it is important to nourish and help our children."

He has a bachelor's degree in management and a master's in business administration. He uses what he learned -- along with his physical challenges -- to inspire a generation of kids to rise above any obstacle they may face.

"Life is full of challenges. You just have to learn to overcome them." Ryan continued.

Ryan volunteers his time to help these kids whose parents are migrant farm workers and often can't afford the luxuries of life and don't have the education to help their children learn and succeed.

He tutors at the center twice a week and his dream is to be a elementary school teacher.

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