Monday, June 04, 2012

Heroes & Hope 3.0

We live in trifling and uncertain times. I tend to highlight the more concerning topics fairly often. So in effort to be fair and balanced, it seems appropriate for me to present another series that highlights people, events, accomplishments, and the rays of light God gives us for encouragement sake.

Yesterday one such story came to my attention about a young man with Spastic Cerebral Palsy.  His name is Matt Woodrum, a fifth grader at Columbia Hills Elementary School, he normally sits things out on Field Day.  But not this year!

Determined to participate just like all of the other kids, one of the most difficult events is the 400 meter race.  For Matt to complete the necessary two laps he must push through some intense pain.  Just watching him fight for every step is not only gut-wrenching but heroic and awe inspiring.  So much so that he soon has a huge crowd of fans cheering him on.  Watch as this amazing story of victory unfolds and see if you can keep your composure!


Mike Messerli said...

Great video, thanks for sharing it.