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Inspiring Role Model of the Week (4/24/13) – Drew Bonner: “No. 2 on his back, No. 1 in our hearts”

Check out Drew Bonner, the team manager for the Fairfax (Virginia) High School baseball team and two other sports teams. Drew used to play baseball, but contracted muscular dystrophy which stopped him from being able to play at age 11. Yet, his impact on the team and his school is very clear when watching the…

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Inspiring Role Model of the Week (4/24/13) – Drew Bonner: "No. 2 on his back, No. 1 in our hearts"

Check out Drew Bonner, the team manager for the Fairfax (Virginia) High School baseball team and two other sports teams. Drew used to play baseball, but contracted muscular dystrophy which stopped him from being able to play at age 11. Yet, his impact on the team and his school is very clear when watching the…

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Team Hoyt – Maybe the World’s Most Inspirational Father and Son Team

Note: We originally featured this story in 2010 but wanted to bring back as The Hoyt’s will be honored with a bronze statue at the Boston Marathon this April! This is the story of a father’s incredible devotion to his son.   His son has cerebral palsy. Despite this, they have competed together in over 1,000 athletic events…

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Team Hoyt – Maybe the World's Most Inspirational Father and Son Team

Note: We originally featured this story in 2010 but wanted to bring back as The Hoyt’s will be honored with a bronze statue at the Boston Marathon this April! This is the story of a father’s incredible devotion to his son.   His son has cerebral palsy. Despite this, they have competed together in over 1,000 athletic events…

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Jason McElwain – Autistic Basketball Team Manager Finally Gets His Chance

James McElwain “J-Mac”, a 5-foot-6 senior at Greece Athena High School in Rochester, New York diagnosed with autism at 2 years old was the manager of the varsity basketball team. In the last game of his senior year, Coach Jim Johnson put McElwain on the roster so he could be given a jersey and accompany his teammates on the bench.

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Inspiring Role Model Videos of the Week – 4/1/2013

Check out Richard Turere, a 13 year old Kenyan boy and inventor. When Lions were attacking his family’s livestock, he invented a solar powered lighting system to keep the predators away!   By creating a new way to protect his cattle, he not only solved his own problem, but also helped save the lives of many…

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Cody McCasland – 10 Year Old Athlete Extraordinaire and Amputee

Have you ever given up on something because it was too hard?  Have you ever not tried something because you were afraid?  Have you not taken the time to think of a big goal you would like to accomplish in your life? If so, there is a lot that you (and pretty much everyone else…

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Angelo Whittis – From Homeless to Honor Roll and Champion QB

Angelo Whittis has grown up without a solid family life. He was moved from relative to relative, sleeping on couches and in cars. He struggled both in school and out of school. He became one of over 1 million homeless children in the United States. Then, everything changed. When he was 15, and thinking about…

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Conner and Cayden Long – Inspirational Brothers and Sportskids of the Year

Conner Long is nine years old and his little brother Cayden is seven. They are from White House, Tennessee and both love sports.  However, only one of them can participate in sports.  The difference is that Cayden has cerebral palsy and is unable to walk or talk on his own. As a good big brother, Conner…

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Jacob Rainey – Quarterback, Amputee and U of Virginia Recruit

Jacob Rainey was a star varsity l quarterback at Woodberry Forest School in Virginia when he suffered a terrible injury to his leg during practice. After one month of trying to save his leg, doctors had no choice but to amputate it above his knee. For many people, this would be the end of their…

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