Posts Tagged: THIS WEEK IN AWWWESOME

BASKETBALL

A Teen With Terminal Cancer Used Her Make-A-Wish Request On A New Scoreboard For Her School

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When the Make-A-Wish Foundation tried to fulfill a young Utah girl's wish, she used it to get her school's basketball team a new scoreboard.

ADORABLE KIDS

Queen Latifah Helped Richard Sherman Surprise Two Of His Biggest Fans

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A young fan of Richard Sherman got the surprise of his life when Queen Latifah helped him meet the Seahawks star on her show this week.

BASKETBALL

The Philadelphia 76ers Signed Kevin Grow, The 3-Point Phenom With Down Syndrome

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Kevin Grow, the Pennsylvania high school basketball manager with Down syndrome, has been signed to a two-day contract by the Philadelphia 76ers.

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This Might Be The Best, Most Heartwarming Craigslist Found Dog Ad You’ll Ever Read

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A person in New York posted a Craigslist ad to let a person who abandoned his dog in 2011 know that she's healthier than ever and just an awesome dog.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Video Of The Year Nominee: A High School Senior With Down Syndrome Drains Four 3-Pointers

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The Bensalem High School basketball team let a boy with Down syndrome play and he drained some three-pointers while the crowd went crazy.

CHEERLEADERS

A Girl With Down Syndrome Had Her Dream Come True Thanks To Her High School’s Cheerleading Team

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A high school cheer squad in Idaho helped a girl with Down syndrome fulfill her dream by making the team and cheering on her school's sports.

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It’s Still Officially Impossible To Dislike Seahawks Fullback Derrick Coleman

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Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman surprised the hearing-impaired sisters who wrote him an adorable letter with a Super Bowl gift on 'Good Morning America.'

BASKETBALL

A 13-Year Old Received The Surprise Of His Life At The Free Throw Line

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When 13-year old Derrick Johnson stepped to the free throw line during a game, he didn't expect to be comforted by his mom when he missed his shot.

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This Performance Of ‘Peter Pan’ Redefines The Meaning Of ‘Happily Ever After’

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During a performance of 'Peter Pan' in Glasgow, the actor playing Peter broke character to ask the actress playing Wendy a very important question.

AWESOME KIDS

Some Kids In Boise Started A Band To Raise Money For Their Friend With Cancer

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Four kids in Boise started a band called The Runaway Hamsters to raise money for cancer research after their friend was diagnosed with brain cancer.

COINCIDENCE? I THINK NOT

A Kindergartner’s Letter To Santa Took A Wrong Turn And Ended Up A Great Story

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A kindergarten student's letter to Santa somehow landed in a San Diego man's hands and he fulfilled the girl's toy wish because of a strange coincidence.

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Beautiful Moment Alert: Watch A Man With Down Syndrome Read His Acceptance Letter To Clemson

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This video of a 20-year old man with Down Syndrome reading his acceptance letter to Clemson University's LIFE program will melt your heart.

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An Ohio Man Sold His Copy Of The Amazing Spider-Man No. 1 To Pay For His Daughter's Wedding

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A retired father in Ohio dug up his old comic books and sold his copy of The Amazing Spider-Man No. 1 to help pay for his daughter's wedding.

BIG 10

Michigan Coach Brady Hoke Invited 12-Year Old Grant Reed To The Ohio State Rival Game

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Earlier this month, we all got a little goose-bumpy over <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2013/07/a-12-year-old-ohio-state-fan-beat-cancer-which-he-called-michigan" target="_blank">the story of 12-year old Grant Reed</a>, who recently underwent his final chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer.

CANCER PATIENTS

A 12-Year Old Ohio State Fan Beat Cancer, Which He Called ‘Michigan’

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Thanks to <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2013/06/jack-hoffman-continues-to-live-the-baller-college-football-star-lifestyle" target="_blank">our favorite young college football fan</a>, Jack Hoffman, we’ve already had one truly inspirational story this year involving someone battling a life-threatening illness while using sports as a positive influence for recovery.

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An Army Dad Surprised His Daughter At A San Antonio Missions Game

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I've been to a few San Antonio Missions games at Wolff Stadium, and here's a quick list of pros and cons.

SAVING LIVES

A High School Baseball Team Lifted A Car To Save A Young Girl

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It sounds like a story written for Florida Friday – a woman dropped her daughter off at school, accidentally popped the car into reverse and then backed over her daughter, trapping the poor girl underneath the car.


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