Monday, February 27, 2006

Decency and talented people

A heartwarming story outside the usual scope of b2fxxx scribblings.

"Jason McElwain is a seventeen year old high school senior. He is also autistic. McElwain did not talk until he was five. He lacked social skills. Many of his classes were very small (about six students) so that he could have more individualized attention. For one four minute period, Jason McElwain was a star."

Dedicated to basketball he helped out his high school team in every way he could except by playing but the coach let him play for the last 4 minutes of the last game of the season, when team had a large lead. Contrary to all expectations the young man then promptly scored 20 points!

Thanks to Michael Froomkin for the link.

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