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Rebel Yell
07-10-2008, 12:44 PM
http://www.heraldleaderphoto.com/2008/05/31/adam-bender/

Amazing, that's all I an say about it.

LibraryLady
07-10-2008, 12:48 PM
How cool!


Since the story of 8-year old cancer survivor Adam Bender was published in the Lexington Herald-Leader, and on www.kentucky.com, on June 1, 2008, the one-legged catcher has been invited to throw out first pitches at a Chicago White Sox game, a Cincinnati Reds game, a Houston Astros game, and has been invited to a Garth Brooks benefit in Las Vegas. He is also being profiled for a story that will air on ESPN. On Sunday June 6, 2008, Adam threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Adam Dunn of the Reds. Because of cancer, Adam Bender had his left leg amputated when he was one but that hasnít stopped him from playing baseball for the Astros in the Southeastern Rookie League at Veterans Park.

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Zafod
07-10-2008, 01:39 PM
Hot damm! Thats one cool kid.
I would buy that boy a beer! (a root beer)
Good God that makes you proud that there are people out there like this in America.

Reminds me of Jim Abbot. That guy was awsome too.

ConJinx
07-10-2008, 01:47 PM
He gave me hope to go on another day. Let me clear the tears and go attack a me me me me liberal.

Rebel Yell
07-10-2008, 03:09 PM
Kinda pisses me off when I see a kid doing this, and then I see all these able bodied adults getting disability checks.

BSR
07-10-2008, 03:12 PM
I dont like this kid. I was a catcher all throught my high school baseball career and he looks better than I did. Damn show off. :mad:



Awesome kid.

ConJinx
07-10-2008, 03:19 PM
I get disability checks cause they won't let me work.

lacarnut
07-10-2008, 05:09 PM
I get disability checks cause they won't let me work.
My dad got his leg cut off when he was 9 years old in an accident; he never considered himself handicapped. This kid like my dad will not let his disability deter him from doing what he wants to do.

noonwitch
07-11-2008, 09:16 AM
My dad got his leg cut off when he was 9 years old in an accident; he never considered himself handicapped. This kid like my dad will not let his disability deter him from doing what he wants to do.



My dad had polio as a kid, but never realized he had until he was retired and started developing post-polio syndrome. He says he's glad that he never got treated like he was crippled, because he would have been excused from ever having to accomplish anything.

Rebel Yell
07-11-2008, 09:57 AM
I get disability checks cause they won't let me work.

I don't have a problem with anyone who needs the help. But down here disability is the new welfare.

Zafod
07-11-2008, 10:59 AM
I don't have a problem with anyone who needs the help. But down here disability is the new welfare.

Down there? Try everywhere. Fuck there are lawyers here that fight to get people disability (and then take their cut)