I usually have mixed feelings about things like this when it involves otherwise able-bodied kids and adults. What lesson are we teaching them? Is this really preparing them for the realities of life?
This is different. Life has dealt this young man an unlucky hand. He has the physical capacity of a 6-month-old. There are no lessons to be learned here. He has no illusions about his "physical prowess". He only wants to fit in...to do, to try to do, the things any boy his age wants to do. This is just a beautiful moment for a boy with the heart of a lion. A boy who, in my opinion, deserves a lot of beautiful moments. Nobody is asking the other wrestlers to throw the match. I wouldn't look down on any of those kids if they went out there and pinned him in 3 seconds and walked away. I don't think Jared Stevens or his father would either. Jared just wants to participate. He jus
Tags: wrestling, wrestler, cerebral palsy, jared stevens, justin kievit, heart of a lion
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