Shawn Crutch, was born and bred in the city streets of Chicago, IL. Diagnosed at birth with Cerebral Palsy, Crutch was confined to his bed at Children's Memorial Hospital for the early part of his childhood years. Determined not to let this handicapp become hindrance, Crutch learned to channel his pain through music and spoken word. Upon his return from Alabama A&M University, Crutch founded #KnoWAbility. An organization geared towards inspiring mentally and physically challenged individuals.