Friday, July 26, 2013

Carry On: "Why I stayed"


photo by Brownie Harris for ESPN : Leroy Sutton, Lisa Fenn + Dartanyon Crockett 

Today I want to share an incredible + inspirational story with you for you to watch and savor sometime over the weekend. 

It's 20 minutes long and worth every minute of it. I promise. This week's piece is about two boys that have been able to overcome some major life obstacles by relying on one another with their one of a kind bond + how one huge hearted woman (a former ESPN producer) Lisa Fenn entered their lives and changed them all forever. 

"Things like this don't happen to kids like us, "Dartanyon cried on the unimaginable night, his face beaming bronze, his tears soaking into my shoulder. 

And he is right. Blind and legless kids from the ghettos don't get college educations and shiny accolades, but they should. And that is why I stayed. Because hope and love and rejoicing and redemption can happen to kids like them. And people like me, people form the "other side," who can soften life's blows for them, ought to help." Lisa Fenn

Click play on the video above to watch.

You will smile.
You will cry.
You will feel moved.

This is love.
This is family.
This is hope.
This is real.

To me, this is what life is all about...


I'd love to hear from you in the comments below :)

Smiles + Love,
gia
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