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BendtheBar 07-10-2013 10:34 PM

The Beard's Daily Droppings
 
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July 10th, 2013

“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

― A.A. Milne


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I WILL 07-11-2013 04:36 AM

This really puts things in perspective.

OHDL 07-11-2013 04:51 AM

Man, this is giving me chills. I often use my wheelchair bound sister as motivation, she's so optimistic and always has a smile on her face no matter what, she is very inspiring.

SCStrong 07-11-2013 09:59 AM

My mother had muscular dystrophy and suffered greatly but she always praised God and was a shining light to everyone she met.

I miss you, momma.

BendtheBar 07-11-2013 12:47 PM

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July 11th, 2013

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt

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Looking at Brady Tanner today it is hard to believe that the 250 lb., 5-foot-7 powerlifter was born just barely over 4 pounds. At age two, little Brady was not saying any words and was not walking. It turned out that the boy could not hear. To this day Brady sometimes has trouble communicating. Though tests showed some developmental delays it took several years to get a diagnosis – Brady has a rare condition known as Rubenstein-Taybi Syndrome.

At age four Brady was having a lot of trouble adjusting at school where teachers did not know how to work with a special needs child. His parents, tireless advocates on their son’s behalf, considered their options and made a tough choice. The Tanners uprooted their family and moved to a different state so that their son would have more opportunities to thrive. Parents and teachers teamed up to find ways for Brady to learn and things really turned around when Brady started participating in Special Olympics.

moeheep 07-11-2013 02:11 PM

I have a 6 yr old special needs grandaughter...and NO ONE encourages me to workout more than she does....my daughter and her lived with us while my daughter went to school. EVERY DAY Makala would meet me at the door and ask "Is it workout day today Pop Pop?" When I replied "Yes" she would jump up and down and say "YAAAAAAA".

When I replied NO, she would say "Owwwwwww...why not?"

Some days she would go out to "Not Your Average Moes Gym" and just watch me work out...and if I grunted (Squat or Dead) she would laugh, and make me do another....and another....and another.....best W/O partner I ever had.

Once in a while she would do some lifting....but not very often, BUT, when she did, she would run in the house and brag to everyone that she was "Helping" Pop Pop work out.

NOTHING, NO ONE...inspires me more than she does...she is facing a crappy life ahead of her, but, because she dosent know any other way, she is happy as can be!! I have a picture of her in my bag that I take to meets, between lifts, I just imaginge her telling me "Do another one Pop Pop!"

I have never told anyone this before.....



Sorry to hijack Steve

BendtheBar 07-11-2013 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by moeheep (Post 385381)
Sorry to hijack Steve

Never.

Every thread on this forum is an invitation to share.

BendtheBar 07-11-2013 09:59 PM

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July 12th, 2013

“I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.” – Unknown


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Paralympic powerlifter Loveline Obiji celebrating a gold medal.

BendtheBar 07-12-2013 11:29 PM

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July 13th, 2013

"The only disability in life is a bad attitude." - Scott Hamilton

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Andrew Taylor, Special Olympics gymnast.

mikehouse101 07-14-2013 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by moeheep (Post 385381)
I have a 6 yr old special needs grandaughter...and NO ONE encourages me to workout more than she does....my daughter and her lived with us while my daughter went to school. EVERY DAY Makala would meet me at the door and ask "Is it workout day today Pop Pop?" When I replied "Yes" she would jump up and down and say "YAAAAAAA".

When I replied NO, she would say "Owwwwwww...why not?"

Some days she would go out to "Not Your Average Moes Gym" and just watch me work out...and if I grunted (Squat or Dead) she would laugh, and make me do another....and another....and another.....best W/O partner I ever had.

Once in a while she would do some lifting....but not very often, BUT, when she did, she would run in the house and brag to everyone that she was "Helping" Pop Pop work out.

NOTHING, NO ONE...inspires me more than she does...she is facing a crappy life ahead of her, but, because she dosent know any other way, she is happy as can be!! I have a picture of her in my bag that I take to meets, between lifts, I just imaginge her telling me "Do another one Pop Pop!"

I have never told anyone this before.....



Sorry to hijack Steve

Thanks for sharing your story with us! Keep on lifting POP POP !!! She is a blessing!


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