Friday, November 20, 2009

Story Of A 14-Year-Old Seven Footer

This is a moving story about a 14-year-old boy who is 7’4”. Yes, that’s 7’4” and this is the story of Brenden Adams.

Check it out -- There’s an accompanying video on this post that really tells the story. This is one of those rare cases of “difficult-to-explain” health issues that have forced this young man through many hoops, yet he seems to tackle adversity fairly well.

It’s inspiring to note how he so badly wanted to play football, but faced many serious health limitations. He required surgery to be able to get a medical clearance to play, but still faces other problems as he plays. If you watch the video, you’ll see that he must play in jeans because there aren’t football pants big enough for the poor kid.

What is perhaps most gratifying about this story is hearing how the coach has worked Brenden into some plays.

We get so caught up in “winning” in our society, but it’s nice to note stories where just “doing the right thing” is applauded.

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