This Is Awesome!!!!!

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MaddieJoy's picture

wow

I wish every school did stuff like this

The ducks will get you!

anarchist's picture

This is also awesome:

Bosemaster42's picture

I guess,

A keyboard is now considered old hat?

elph's picture

My review (not for publication):

Totally inane!

My thoughts are that this must be another in a series of failed attempts to instruct androids in the art of masturbation... or some other erotic activity.

Or... is it being tested first on human entities whose sentience ranks only slightly above that attained by the currently-rudimentary androids? If that's the case... have fun!

However... :)

jeff's picture

Uhh...

Not to be a total scrooge, but awesome isn't the word that comes to mind...

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"I am living this life as lovingly as I can be as flawed as I am." - Brandon Lacy Campos

hellonwheels's picture

I sort of have to agree with jeff on this one.

Awesome is not the word I would choose at all. While the intent behind the match was to be good, it is also extremely insensitive to the disabled in a lot of ways.

Mental wounds not healing, driving me insane, i'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train- the ozzman

elph's picture

I cannot help but agree...

But... I must admit that I feel quite ill-at-ease when I observe children who have been born with such afflictions as cerebral palsy. I'm not at all proud of this response and wish I could rid myself of it...

I am so sad when I see such misfortune... and being totally powerless to set things right!

And... it's even worse when I note in this case: he's such a handsome young boy...

Nevertheless, I think all such attempts to bring some joy into their lives are laudable.

jeff's picture

I just...

think they are picking the wrong activities (he previously ran a touchdown - that didn't count - in a football game with both teams running alongside him and cheering).

Usually they pick individual things to compete in, in cases like this, where the goal is finishing rather than winning.

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"I am living this life as lovingly as I can be as flawed as I am." - Brandon Lacy Campos

elph's picture

You may be correct...

But not being privy to the boy's circumstances, I'd be loath to suggest that any activity in which he can find some joy could really be a mistake.

jeff's picture

Well...

I don't think every kid should get a trophy, either. So, just following that same principle unilaterally.

And, since every kid does get a trophy anymore, they are following their principles.

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"I am living this life as lovingly as I can be as flawed as I am." - Brandon Lacy Campos

Bosemaster42's picture

I suppose,

If the disabled boy in the video enjoyed himself, it's worth it. My heart goes out to every child inflicted with CP. I agree, the activities could have been better chosen, but who's to say he did'nt make the choice?
I was thinking about what sport might excite this kid even more and allow him to experience the thrill that goes with it. Skiing. If you get an over-sized jump-suit, I think it would be possible to squeeze him in front of me, for example, inside the suit and I would put the skis on, go to the top of the mountain, and ski down. This would allow him to experience the outdoors, the spectacular view, and the thrill of speeding down a mountain trail. It would be a challenge, but I think I could pull it off.

elph's picture

Quite imponderable!

I can't even begin to decode... :(

Bosemaster42's picture

Well,

I'm an advanced skiier. I can handle pretty much any type of terrain. The steeper a hill is the more intense the experience. I don't like moguls because it just isn't good for the health of your knees. Plus, I ski in the eastern United States which is typically icier than skiing out west.
I think I would be strong enough to handle the extra 100-120lbs while cascading down a trail. I'm only guessing the kid's weight, but I'd say that's pretty close. I would not be able to ski at top speed, but it would feel like top-speed to the kid. Just have to remain in control, plus I've done much crazier things than that on skis.

jeff's picture

heh...

watch the indent level. I think he's commenting on my reply, not yours. ;-)

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"I am living this life as lovingly as I can be as flawed as I am." - Brandon Lacy Campos

Sam2000's picture

My posting

I posted the link to this video because I thought it was a cool thing to do for a kid not much older than me who basically can't do much of anything physically. He loves sports and to have a chance to just FEEL what it was like to have a win in wrestling didn't seem so horrible to me?

A few years ago I was mostly wheelchair bound and only recently have I been able to walk without leg braces, and I still have some trouble getting around. I've never forgotten what it felt like to be in that chair and just wanting to be a normal kid and run around and play sports, and most of all...

NOT HAVE EVERYONE STARE AT ME!!!!

Being "included" is a really big deal when you're most "excluded"!

I can't even being to say how happy I was to make my Little League baseball team, and even though it took forever to circle the bases with my first home run that meant everything to me!

Sam

jeff's picture

Well...

If it has meaning to him, great.

I mean, as an uncle, when you play games with your niece and nephew, at a certain age, you let them win, and they're happy. But, after a certain age, if you let them win, they're not into it anymore.

So, since there is no diminished mental capacity with CP, he is old enough to know he didn't win anything, which seems like it would just be more frustrating than empowering? But, hey, if that's not his take, then that's cool.

Now, if he was mentally diminished, then I'd be all for it. Because then he's not able to get that he didn't win, but feel good that he was part of it.

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"I am living this life as lovingly as I can be as flawed as I am." - Brandon Lacy Campos

Sam2000's picture

That makes sense

He didn't win anything but he got to smile. That's a big deal.

I appreciate the feedback on this, it's a bit off topic on here but it's great that I'm getting different views on this.

Sam