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Hollins University students raise awareness about Cerebral Palsy

ROANOKE- (WSLS) Students at Hollins University are raising awareness for Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy or CP is a genetic disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture.

Hollins Annual Awareness Day was hosted by Alexus Smith, a Hollins sophomore, who's living with cerebral palsy.

The event included a discussion panel of individuals with different forms of the disorder, wheelchair basketball and t-shirt decorating.

Smith hopes the event will continue to raise awareness about disabilities on college campuses.

"My college life is a lot better socially and emotionally and I've always been motivated to be my own person and I realize that I don't fit anywhere and that's perfectly fine," said Smith.

Smith is anticipated to graduate in 2019 but hopes the event will continue long after.