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Cerebral palsy hasn’t stopped this guy from his dream job at a baseball stadium

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Keith Geiser has always wanted to work in security, and now his dream is coming true!

Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida just hired their newest security team member: Keith Geiser, a man with cerebral palsy who has always wanted to work in security. Work Opportunities Unlimited, a community organization devoted to helping people who are struggling to find employment, helped Keith land the gig, and Alex Inman, the stadium’s assistant general manager, says that “he’s a joy to have around. The staff loves him, the fans love him.”

Keith says, “Having a job makes me feel like a regular person doing my part. It makes me feel like I belong.”

Though the stadium has been lauded for their willingness to hire Keith, Inman was quick to correct them: “This isn’t a feel-good story. We want every one who comes to the stadium to have a positive experience and the safety and security of the fans, the players, and coaches is paramount. We feel that Keith is doing an important job and he’s a positive force.”

“Keith had to be able to do the job,” Inman said. “We interviewed him, took everything into consideration, focusing on what he could do, and we hired him.”

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