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Monday, June 13

Something Different: A Feel-Good Story

Like all human beings, there is a special place in my heart for handicapped kids who overcome great odds. Add sports to the mix and emotions run even higher.

Here then is the wonderful story of Ryan Belflower, an autistic boy from California, who put in years of work as a ballboy, earned an honorary spot on the varsity basketball team, and in Rudy fashion, hit a shot in the last game of the season before a huge crowd chanting his name.

It's a bit of a deviation from my typical posts, but if you are looking for a feel-good piece of news you won't be disappointed.

[Thanks Rick]


  • Wow, what a great story of courage and dedication. Thanks for the tears this morning. I am proud of that young man and proud of his family and coach that understood that he is truely a son of God and worked with his abilities not his dis-abilities. Oh, it would be something if we could see our potential through our own dis-abilities.

    By Blogger mother hawk, at 6/15/2005 9:23 AM  

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