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Mom Films Son with Cerebral Palsy on Court, Watches as Kind Teammate Helps Him Shoot Ball

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Kids need to know they can do anything or be anything, even if it takes a bit of extra effort and determination to get there.

With bullying an issue in so many school settings, it’s always comforting to see when kids work together for the best of everyone.

 

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Nine-year-old Austin Weaver of West Virginia knows the true value of teamwork. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of 3 and wears braces on his legs to stay mobile, ABC News reported.

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Even with his limitations, Austin loves to play basketball. His team at Martin Elementary School gives their full support, too.

Have you seen kids in your community go out of their way to help each other?

A video of Austin — player number 10 — at his first game of the season shows him with another teammate, wearing number 50, who works hard to help Austin make a basket.

It takes a few tries, but they eventually nail it. The amazing thing is that the opposing team even stands by, patiently waiting for Austin to reach his goal.

His excitement is infectious! Just look at that sweet smile as Austin runs back across the court to give his coach a high five!

His mom, Christina Weaver, told ‘Today‘ that her son “will do anything to make other people smile.”

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Everyone has fallen in love with Austin and his helpful teammate since the video of the game went viral.

“There are angels among us. #50 is one,” one person tweeted.

“May the Lord bless these two special friends!” another commenter wrote. “I broke down crying! What a wonderful young man to help a teammate like he did.”

Another person shared, “Great to see a positive story from our area. The parents of #50 are doing a great job.”

We hope these two can be an inspiration to all. Be kind and help a friend. You never know what a huge impact you will make in the end.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
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English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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