ARDEN, N.C. -- A North Carolina boy with cerebral palsy is turning his troubles into a positive experience through poetry.
WLOS reported that Diego Adams, a 10-year-old from Arden, recently entered a poem he wrote into the Fatherhood Challenge national poetry contest.
Adams said the poem was about a time he was bullied but kept his self-esteem up.
But Diego does not have a father currently in his life. He attributes his poetic abilities, self-esteem and confidence to his mother, LaTanya Adams, and new mentor Kevin Geagan.
Adams said he is working on a second poem called "Commitment of Your Time," a call to men to mentor boys without father figures in their lives.
Adams’ poem did not win, but got more than 2,000 votes and impressed friends and family.