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    >>>What would you do ?
    >>>You make the choice Don't look for a punch line. There isn't one.
    >>>Read it anyway.
    >>>My question to all of you is: Would you have made the same choice?
    >>>At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves learning disabled
    >>>children, the father of one of the students delivered a speech that
    >>>would never be forgotten by all who attended.
    >>>After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he offered a
    >>>"When not interfered with by outside influences, everything nature
    >>>does is done with perfection. Yet my son, Shay, cannot learn things
    >>>as other children do. He cannot understand things as other children
    >>>do. Where is the natural order of things in my son?"
    >>>The audience was stilled by the query.
    >>>The father continued. "I believe, that when a child like Shay comes
    >>>into the world, an opportunity to realize true human nature presents
    >>>itself, and it comes, in the way other people treat that child."
    >>>Then he told the following story: Shay and his father had walked past
    >>>a park where some boys Shay knew were playing baseball.
    >>>Shay asked, "Do you think they'll let me play?"
    >>>Shay's father knew that most of the boys would not want someone like
    >>>Shay on their team, but the father also understood that if his son
    >>>were allowed to play, it would give him a much-needed sense of
    >>>belonging. Shay's father approached one of the boys on the field and
    >>>asked if Shay could play.
    >>>The boy looked around for guidance and, getting none, he took matters
    >>>into his own hands and said, "We're losing by six runs and the game
    >>>is in the eighth inning.. I guess he can be on our team and we'll try
    >>>to put him in to bat in the ninth inning."
    >>>In the bottom of the eighth inning, Shay's team scored a few runs but
    >>>was still behind by three.
    >>>In the top of the ninth inning, Shay put on a glove and played in the
    >>>Even though no hits came his way, he was obviously ecstatic just to
    >>>be in the game and on the field, grinning from ear to ear as his
    >>>father waved to him from the stands.
    >>>In the bottom of the ninth inning, Shay's team scored again. Now,
    >>>with two outs and the bases loaded, the potential winning run was on
    >>>base and Shay was scheduled to be next at bat.
    >>>At this juncture, let Shay bat and give away their chance to win the
    >>>Surprisingly, Shay was given the bat. Everyone knew that a hit was
    >>>all but impossible 'cause Shay didn't even know how to hold the bat
    >>>properly, much less connect with the ball.
    >>>However, as Shay stepped up to the plate, the pitcher moved in a few
    >>>steps to lob the ball in softly so Shay could at least be able to
    >>>make contact.
    >>>The first pitch came and Shay swung clumsily and missed. The pitcher
    >>>again took a few steps forward to toss the ball softly towards Shay.
    >>>As the pitch came in, Shay swung at the ball and hit a slow ground
    >>>ball right back to the pitcher.
    >>>The pitcher picked up the soft grounder and could have easily thrown
    >>>the ball to the first baseman. Shay would have been out and that
    >>>would have been the end of the game.
    >>>Instead, the pitcher took the ball and turned and threw the ball on a
    >>>high arc to right field, far beyond the reach of the first baseman.
    >>>Everyone started yelling, "Shay, run to first! Run to first!"
    >>>Never in his life had Shay ever made it to first base. He scampered
    >>>down the baseline, wide-eyed and startled.
    >>>Everyone yelled, "Run to second, run to second!"
    >>>By the time Shay rounded first base, the right fielder had the ball.
    >>>He could have thrown the ball to the second-baseman for the tag, but
    >>>he understood the pitcher's intentions and intentionally threw the
    >>>ball high and far over the third-baseman's head.
    >>>Shay ran toward second base as the runners ahead of him deliriously
    >>>circled the bases toward home.
    >>>Shay reached second base, the opposing shortstop ran to him, turned
    >>>him in the direction of third base, and shouted, "Run to third!"
    >>>As Shay rounded third, the boys from both teams were screaming,
    >>>"Shay, run home!"
    >>>Shay ran to home, stepped on the plate, and was cheered as the hero
    >>>who hit the "grand slam" and won the game for his team.
    >>>"That day," said the father softly with tears now rolling down his
    >>>face, "the boys from both teams helped bring a piece of true love and
    >>>humanity into this world."

  2. #2
    That made my eyes water. :smile: Thanks for the post.

  3. #3
    Nice post....proof positive that adults corrupt children. Without any outside influences the kids did what they felt was right.

  4. #4
    Thats an awsome story....
    I got something in my eye!

  5. #5
    :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

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