February 27, 2006

ENOUGH TO WARM THE COCKLES OF EVEN A HEARTLESS CONSERVATIVE (via the Rude Dude):

VIDEO: Autistic basketball player creates mayhem at game (You Tube)

CBS ran an incredibly powerful story tonight that brings you to your feet and just keeps on giving each and every minute into it. Jason McElwain, an autistic high school basketball team member in Rochester NY, served as the coach's assistant and spirit leader for several years. On the final game of the season the coach let him finally put on a jersey with the rest of the team. Watch what happens then...

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 27, 2006 4:13 PM
Comments

Thanks dude. That was great!

Posted by: Genecis at February 27, 2006 5:12 PM

My, my, my. My wife is looking for Kleenex right now and has plans to show her class this tomorrow.

Posted by: Peter B at February 27, 2006 5:34 PM

ESPN also ran a great piece on this in Sunday night's SportsCenter.

Posted by: Foos at February 27, 2006 5:53 PM

Gulp. What beautiful acts we humans are sometimes capable of...

Posted by: Rick T. at February 27, 2006 5:58 PM

Astonishing. If I read a story like this in a novel or saw it in a movie, I would think it was far-fetched.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at February 28, 2006 12:38 AM

By the way, I just attempted to see if I could find a radio play-by-play of that game on the Internet. Turns out the school's website has crashed.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at February 28, 2006 1:21 AM

Video no longer available. Anybody have another link?

Posted by: erp at February 28, 2006 12:09 PM
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