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LOS ANGELES (CBSDFW.COM) – One of CBS11’s Texans With Character is celebrating a silver medal Thursday.

Matthew Hernandez of Mesquite won the medal in the 500 meter kayaking race.

We shared Matthew’s story earlier this month.

“This is such a special time for Matt and our family and we are happy to get to share this amazing journey with Channel 11,” Matthew’s aunt Andria Green told us.

Matthew has another race on Friday.

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