Monday, February 27, 2006

Special Needs Student an Inspiration

Jason McElwain is an autistic high school student in Rochester New York. For a few years, he has been a member of the high school basketball team, assisting the coach and contributing a great deal to the team spirit. During the final game of the year, with 4 minutes to go, the coach decided to let him wear a team jersey and actually put him in the game. The results were spectacular--Jason shot 6 three pointers in a row! Afterwards Jason said he is used to feeling different, but never this different; never this wonderful.

As pointed out on the comment section of the website which shows the video of the original CBS news story, perhaps the coach should have put Jason in the game long before the last game of the season.

Thanks to Irish and Dangerous for the link.


LifeisgreatTAC said...

That was really cool.

Charley said...

Isn't that a great story? I heard that on NPR the other day. Awesome!

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