Cerebral Palsy Warrior
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South African Cerebral Palsy warrior Erian Cole Moodley put his mind and muscle toward a huge dream and struck gold thanks to his winning debut at the WFF Worlds in Berlin!


Berlin, Germany (09 November 2023) — Erian Cole Moodley put his mind and muscles toward a massive dream, and struck two-fold gold! The victory earned by the Cerebral Palsy warrior at the World Fitness Federation’s World Championships in Berlin last weekend saw a win for both South Africa and anyone, anywhere, who has ever been faced with the weight of odds sitting firmly against them.

“This victory is as much yours as it is mine,” Erian expressed to those who have supported his journey.

As a young man diagnosed with cerebral palsy after his first five years of life without a diagnosis, Erian and his family knew that the path of life he’d walk wouldn’t be easy or conventional. Little did they know then that he would not just walk, but soar, and encourage others to follow their dream paths not just against the odds, but despite them.

Cerebral Palsy—as the WFF South Africa shared in highlighting why Erian’s win was so extraordinary—can impact the overall muscle tone, movement and posture of those affected. But, Erian’s determination to get involved in a realm of sport he could master at his own pace pushed him from strength to strength; resulting in him earning his first-ever spot (and win) on one of the most respected stages in bodybuilding.

“Anything is possible. Erian Cole Moodley has proved this over and over. Living Legend,” the WFF South Africa shared of the Cerebral Palsy warrior.

“My journey into fitness isn’t just about pumping iron or hitting the gym. It’s about giving life to my faith, turning sweat and hard work into prayers and hope. With every push, every lift, I’m pushing through barriers and proving that faith can move mountains – or at least, dumbbells!”— Erian Moodley.

Sources: Erian Cole Moodley
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