Gabriel Monrean has a superpower, its called autism and his grandmother, Cynthia!
Updated: Jan. 11, 2023 at 3:55 PM AKST
22 year-old Gabriel Monrean has a superpower, it’s called autism. With the help of his grandmother Cynthia, Gabriel has been honing his skills in order the change the world. Gabriel has high hopes for the world and what he can do to help those who can’t help themselves, but the biggest change Gabriel is making is in his world and the people around him. Gabriel started taking boxing lessons with boxing coach Robin Cordova Olivas at the Lake Otis YMCA three months ago. When Gabriel started, he couldn’t jump rope. Now he can jump rope forwards and backwards, and is hitting the punching bag like a champ. But it's Gabriel's smile, his amazing memory for movies and comedies and impersonations that make him a light that attracts everyone around him.
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