‘Breaking Bad’ star to share success story

It is not often that you can listen to a celebrity who is famous for his work in a series portraying the son of a meth chemist. However, on Nov. 12, students at Murray State will be able to listen to RJ Mitte, better known as Walt “Flynn” White, Jr. from the award winning series Breaking Bad on Murray State’s campus.

While fans of the show know that Walt “Flynn” White, Jr. has cerebral palsy, most may not know that Mitte also has a milder form of cerebral palsy and has had to deal with some struggles and immobility throughout his lifetime. It is because of these adversities and hardships that Mitte will be speaking with students about awareness for the disease as well as how to overcome obstacles.

“(Mitte) is coming to present a lecture, focusing on his excellent film career as well as his struggles and successes with cerebral palsy,” said Grant Grissom, Student Government Association vice president. “The goal is for him to provide an inspirational testimony to students that they can achieve great things, no matter what their limits, as well as to relate to some awesome popular television subjects, as ‘Breaking Bad’ is one of the most critically and generally acclaimed television shows of all time.”

Because of his success at a young age, Mitte will try to encourage students to make a difference while they are young.

“I truly believe that people are excited to hear his story of success and apply that inspirational tone to their own lives,” Grissom said.

The lecture will take place Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. in the Large Ballroom in the Curris Center.


Story by Tiffany Whitfill, Staff writer