Friday, November 28, 2008

Tackling a dream

I hope you saw the story of Justin Weisner's one tackle this season for the Newton-Conover junior varsity -- not because it was well-written, but because Justin's story is so inspiring. Justin has Down syndrome and served as the Newton-Conover water boy and ball boy last season, but what he really wanted was to play.

Thanks to a lot of effort by his family, Newton head coach Nick Bazzle, school administrators, the family doctor and a whole bunch of others, Justin realized that dream. It truly took a village to make that tackle.

Justin will be a senior in 2009 at Newton-Conover -- when he plans to play for the varsity.

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