Man with cerebral palsy and cancer receives blue belt in jiu-jitsu

Ian Matuszak, a 20-year-old from Westbury, has cerebral palsy. It is a debilitating disease that impacts the lives of millions of people. He was also recently diagnosed with stage three esophageal cancer.

On Saturday, October 3rd, in front of around 200 people including the current UFC Middleweight Champion and Serra BJJ black belt Chris Weidman, Eddie Gordon, Al Iaquinta, and Aljamain Sterling, Ian was given his blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu from instructors Dave Patton and Pete “Drago” Sell.

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