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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Inspiring Wheelchair Athlete

When checking my kids in at the Aeroflot ticket counter at Lax (huge, scary airport by the way!) the most gentle man helped us out. Because of all the time we spent together repacking things to fit weight restrictions, we came to hear his story:
Darryn Brooks was an amazing teenage basketball player. So amazing, in fact, that professional teams began scouting him out when he was just 17. Three years later one of those teams, the Lakers, were preparing their offer for him when tragedy struck. Being mistaken for someone else, he was shot in the side. He was left paralyzed from his chest down. Watch this 2-minute video and see if you aren't inspired!


  1. What a story...its so inspring

  2. What a complete inspiration! How beautiful to see this.

  3. Denalee you have a way of bringing the light out of every person you come into contact with. Thank you for always sharing that light with us. What a wonderful man and what an inspirational story.

    Love you!

  4. I am beyond inspired! What a story! Thanks for sharing, sweetie xoxo

  5. i just love inspirational stories.

  6. This is such a lovely and inspiring video.
    Thanks for sharing!!! You have a great blog