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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wheelchair Bound High School Student Scores Touchdown

With all the bad news in the media, of immature people behaving badly (hello Occupy Oakland!), of the seemingly never-stopping onslaught of vitriol and mean-spiritedness, of idiot politicians and of crashing economies, it's important to come across stories like this:

Heart-warming: Wheelchair-bound Football Player Scores Touchdown
Trent Glaze loves football. In fact, he even wants to coach it one day. But as a high school football player he also had a dream of getting on the field. That may sound like a simple goal, but Glaze has muscular dystrophy and is confined to a wheelchair. But despite his physical setback, his dream came true on last Friday night.

It was his opportunity to shine,” Fairfield Union (Ohio) coach Tom McCurdy told WBNS-TV. “He’s my right-hand man. He’s always telling me what we need to do (and) what needs to improve.”

But on Friday, the “right-hand man” became his star player.

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Maybe if more time and ink was given to stories like this - and I bet that stuff like this is more commonplace than we are led to believe - maybe people's perspectives on life and how we treat each other would change for the better. Of am I being too hopeful?