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12-Year-Old 'Throws' Wrestling Match So Boy With Cerebral Palsy Can Win (VIDEO)


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BarbCat
- 624 days ago - thestir.cafemom.com
Thirteen-year-old Jared Stevens is just like any other kid his age, intellectually and emotionally. Physically, on the other hand, he has the capacity of 6-month-old: Jared has cerebral palsy. But he's still determined to live the life of an average 13 yr



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Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 2:21 pm
Kudos to Jared
 

. (0)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 2:52 pm
What really struck me was the humor with which this boy threw the match. He obviously knew he was giving a gift & went down for double. There have been observations on that site this encourages a false set of expectations on behalf of young man with CP & I strongly disagree. What instead has been communicated is a sense of kindness presented with flair. I applaud everyone involved!
 

NicoleAWAY W. (625)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 3:21 pm
:-)
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 3:34 pm
Gotta love that kid.
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 4:20 pm
Thanks for the video of this wrestling match.

I also watch the other video in the visit site about a Dad taking his daughter with him on
triathlons.

Both videos are awesome.

Ty, Barbcat.
.
 

Pat B. (354)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 5:19 pm
WOW! Awesome video, Jared and Justin deserve High Fives, and 'Way to Go'!! and free Homework Passes for a week. This is just great. Freedom Middle School also deserves Kudos for their coaching staff. I too, watched the other video (like Jim) and was awed by that too.!!! Thank you, Barb for these!!! xox
 

Vicky P. (463)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 6:05 pm
that's great :)
 

Rebecca S. (61)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 6:50 pm
I think I just shed a few tears over that one :)
 

Nancy Black (302)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 8:22 pm
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, and shared. Both of these boys were remarkable, and both learned something from the other. Justin taught Jared that there are people who can win by losing or in simpler terms, "It is better to give than receive." Jared taught Justin a lesson in courage, determination, and showed his desire to be judged not by his disease but by who he was. Kudos to both. Both boys had to have exceptional parents and exceptional character. By the way, did you notice that the first letter in both of the boys' names was J? Kind of appropriate this time of the year. Isn't it?
 

Julia R. (290)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 9:13 pm
Noted & Shared! This video should be shared with all, especially middle school kids. I hope that all teachers particularly of this age group show this video. When we hear about children tragically bullying others and then we see a video of children reaching out to each other both gaining in the process- Jared developing his self-esteem and Justin building his character by cultivating compassion for others- what a great experience for both! They are both indeed winners. Parents should also show this video to their children because of its great message. Real strength comes from our capacity to show empathy and kindness. Thanks BarbCat for your insightful video which shows how profound human interactions can be and change lives for the better!
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 12:54 am
Wonderful act of acceptance and kindness.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 1:10 am
Thank you.
 

Anita B. (68)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 1:14 am
Noted!
 

Donnaa D. (13)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 1:41 am
THATS THE KIND OF YOUTH WE NEED IN THIS WORLD!!! wonderful.
 

Elaya Raja (39)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 1:43 am
thank you
 

Dave C. (214)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 2:17 am
thanks.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 3:59 am
Noted, thanks.
 

John Gregoire (255)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 5:44 am
A great life lesson!
 

Michelle R. (5)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 9:04 am
noted. This kid is a winner in the most important way!
 

Penny C. (84)
Friday December 14, 2012, 6:19 am
Thanks Barb.
 

Heather Me (162)
Friday December 14, 2012, 12:13 pm
this should be shown in all schools to show what can be achieved by all! :) Thanks for sharing :)
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 5:46 am
way to go Jared!!
 
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