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Old 11-07-08, 08:13 PM   #1
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Before you complain about life's little problems, read this

This is a young man who inspires me. He will never live along life, but his life is so full. He was learning to walk despite serious mental and physical handicaps when his mother overheard B praying to run. His mother suggested maybe he should pray to be able to walk. B said God wanted him to run. This note is from his mother. Names are changed story is not. B amazes me.

The boys ran in our School districts Kids Fun Run tonight. it's a mile course. T placed 24th out of kids from 2 schools 1st thru 3rd grade. B came in last of course. BUT even though we did cut through part of it or B would be in pretty bad shape he did run/walk through almost 3/4 of a mile. They were actually taking down the course as we were going through it. He fell several times but most of the time would push my hands away saying. Never Give up I can make it if I NEVER give up!! he even lost his shoe 2xs!! But when we got to the last part people all gathered around and were clapping and cheering as he went through. He was so worn out but when he heard them cheering for him he got energy and ran those last few steps!!So at the end as they gave out the medals and ribbons (They gave medals out for the first 10 of every grade and also seperated by boys and girls.) B got his ribbon and then they called him to his PE teacher and she placed a medal around his neck. I bawled!!! I'm so PROUD of him.

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Old 11-08-08, 12:36 AM   #2
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That's nice, Scott. Very Inspiring too.

I worked in Special Ed for ten years. I was real young and needed a job and just fell into it. I thought I'd hate it and planned to only do it for a summer, but I fell in love with it pretty quickly. I was going thru some personal stuff that seemed very big and dramatic (typical things - relationship, etc) until I saw the challenges those kids and their families faced on an everyday basis. My 'problems' shrank overnight.

And yes, seeing them strive and achieve is so powerful.
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Old 11-08-08, 04:49 AM   #3
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Perspective Scotty, Perspective.

Nothing in life is so important. Thanks for the story.
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Now that's what I'm talkin' bout.
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Go B!!!

Great story Scott - you seem to be surrounded by inspiration
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