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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Teens Putting Virtue into Action

2 great examples of high school aged young men gettin' it done virtue-wise off the field. From NJ at Monsignor Donovan High School - thanks Coach Duddy for inspiring these guys!

Angelo, a Senior team captain, "quarterback sack artist" and a great wrestler
       We had football practice today and when I was walking up the stairs to leave I asked if anyone needed a ride home. One kid said he had a problem and needed a ride, so I asked him where he lived and he said Beachwood, which was in the exact opposite direction of my house. So than I took him home. This kid is a sophomore whom I have rarely talked to, but I still ended up having a great conversation with him. He asked me a couple questions which gave me a chance to help him. So a situation that I didn’t want to be in, turned into something really good and positive.

Ryan, a Sophomore football player
This Sunday I went to a walk for helping find the cure for diabetes. I went to support my friend Ryan's brother who is around 6 or 7 years old I think. I went and noticed a man who caught my attention. This man came to walk for a cure for this disease, yet he couldn't walk. This man was in a wheelchair and was missing one of his legs, which made me think. If I was that man who was in a wheelchair missing one leg, would I have gone to support my friend, or would I have I just used it as an excuse to not go. Not going would have been the easy way out, but he got there. I believe he portrayed some characteristics of a man. Even in his condition he got to boardwalk in Seaside and not being able to walk, went there to support somebody with diabetes. I saw many men there to support there children and friends, but this man was a different man.

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