Inspiring Story of Two Brothers!

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Inspiring Story of Two Brothers!
Tue, 02-12-2013 - 1:59pm

I heard about Conner and Cayden Long and had to pass on their story.  Cayden has cerebral palsy so he is unable to participate in a lot of activies which really bothered his older brother.   Conner now competes in triathlons and takes along his brother so they can experience it together.   He pulls with his bike or pushes him in a trailer and then uses a raft for the swimming portions. 

They were named Sports Illustrated Kids Sportskids of the Year 2012:

For a nine-year old, Conner shared some incredible words of wisdom and has an amazing insight into this world: Referring to little brother Cayden, “it doesn’t matter what he looks like in the outside, it matters what’s in the inside… and he has regular feelings like we do.”

You can read more about them, and also watch a video at:

What an incredible story!  Where you inspired?

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Registered: 08-13-2007
Tue, 02-12-2013 - 3:40pm

Oh my goodness.  Tears!  What a wonderful story and amazing young man.  His parents must be so proud!


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Registered: 11-12-2012
Wed, 07-24-2013 - 2:54pm

I posted this on another board as well, but I read a story about these boys too.  Apparently Lebron James met them the night of the awards and was so inspired he invited them to a Miami Heat game.

I love to read these inspirational stories!  This is the site

This is the story

These stories help me to smile when I feel drained.