Wednesday, March 11, 2009

High School gym can be a nightmare -- and then, there's this.

My husband emailed me a link to a story on ESPN today, and I sat confused for a second.

"Did you mean to send me this?" I hollered into the next room.

"Yes! You have to read it!" Slight pause. "It's short!"

(Because he knew I might just delete and say, "good story" -- kind of like when I hold up a piece of jewelry I just made and he says, without looking, "Very nice".)


You have to read it. Really. It will amaze you, warm your heart, and give you hope for teenagers. In a world where so many kids are bullying each other, carrying guns to school, and being rude to anyone over eighteen, this story makes you realize it isn't ALL like that.

And as a mom, that makes me very, very hopeful.

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14 comments:

  1. Great story and awesome teammates..thanks for sharing.

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  2. Great story! Thanks for posting it!

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  3. I have tears in my eyes.

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  4. What a great story! Boy, that made me feel good today. Thanks.

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  5. That was an amazing story. My first time to hear a blind man to play basketball. It challenge me so much, if he can do things without his eyes, how much more me, I always have fear of failures. The story is an eye opening for me. Thank you so much for posting.

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  6. awesome story...love it when people show love to one another...

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  7. Wow, what a great article! thanks for posting it.

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  8. Sometimes it's the little stories that almost get lost that touch my heart the most. What an uplifting event - thanks for posting it.

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  9. Great story, I have adult boys. Going through the teen age years was rough. Awesome story.

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  10. What a wonderful story - thanks to your husband for sharing it with you and subsequently us!

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  11. Thank you for posting this. I loved it.

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  12. Great post and excellent article. These stories are all around us but they never get heard all that often. I'm glad to have read this and know about this young man.
    As the father of a disabled son,thanks for this.

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  13. That was SUCH a great story to start out my morning! Thanks!

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  14. fabulous story!! Warms my heart and gives me hope.

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