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NFL Rookie Takes Disabled Teen to Dance May 29, 2011

Posted by chezanni in Heroes, Inspiration.
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va.

Chicago Bears rookie linebacker J.T. Thomas became the inspirational story of the lockout-dominated NFL offseason Monday, a few days after escorting a wheelchair-bound teen to her middle school dance.

The former West Virginia standout last month met 14-year-old Joslyn Levell, who uses a wheelchair. During that meeting, she told him that all of the boys she had asked to the dance turned her down.

Levell, who attends Suncrest Middle School in Morgantown — where the university is located — has spina bifida, a condition that prevents the spinal cord from developing properly.

“I hugged her and signed a few things and we talked for awhile and she cried a bit,” Thomas told NFL.com about meeting Levell. “I gave her a hug and told her everything would work itself out.” (more…)

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