Father lunges 1/4 mile a day to raise awareness for son's condition

Posted at 8:16 AM, Feb 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-07 10:17:21-05

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Murfreesboro father is committed to lunging 1/4 mile a day to show his son he can do anything he sets his mind to.

"One day down the road, maybe he'll look back and say 'Hey! Dad really pushed himself,'" Greg Dickerson said.

Dickerson's four-year-old son, Jameson, has Poland syndrome. It's an uncommon condition that affects one side of the body and causes certain muscles in the chest, arm and hand to not fully develop.

"With Poland syndrome there are challenges sometimes. My son breaks right through each and every one of them."

Dickerson started lunging in November and will have completed the routine 100 days in a row on Sunday.

"It hurts everyday, hence the knee braces now."

He posts videos on social media after each workout and likes reading the comments.

"I like the motivation. I love sending a positive message each and every day. I think everyone can agree this world has enough negativity in it as it is."

Dickerson is organizing a lunge-a-palooza on April 27 ahead of Poland Syndrome Awareness Day on April 30. You can follow him on Instagram for more information.