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khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting HotMom21ERF:" why shouldnt he be? and yes, you can WANT to be treated like everyone else, but when its IMPOSSIBLE for you to do the same things physically, what are you going to do, huh?"


Not play a sport you are physically incapable of? I LOVE playing basketball, but I'm not good at it because I'm shorter than most women who play. Should I have asked other girls to go easy on me because there is no way to win?

BoOm French Toast 2 kids; Massachusetts 11220 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting khigh:" Yep. The boy with CP wants to be treated like everyone else. He can lose like everyone else."


He would lose, no matter what. He can't move anything but his arm .....

BoOm French Toast 2 kids; Massachusetts 11220 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting khigh:" Not play a sport you are physically incapable of? I LOVE playing basketball, but I'm not good at it ... [snip!] ... because I'm shorter than most women who play. Should I have asked other girls to go easy on me because there is no way to win?"

That is COMPLETELY different. He isn't shorter, or smaller, he can't move.



I can't see how anyone would think this is a bad story or unfair. The boy did a wonderful thing and by the looks of the recent interview the boy with CP was thrilled.

HotMom21ERF Due December 17 (twins); 1 child; Kentucky 20684 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting khigh:" Not play a sport you are physically incapable of? I LOVE playing basketball, but I'm not good at it ... [snip!] ... because I'm shorter than most women who play. Should I have asked other girls to go easy on me because there is no way to win?"

you are ridiculous. being PHYSICALLY INCAPABLE and just sucking at a sport are two different things.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting BoOm French Toast:" He would lose, no matter what. He can't move anything but his arm ....."


And? If he were more worried about winning and losing than playing the sport, he wouldn't be playing.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting BoOm French Toast:" He would lose, no matter what. He can't move anything but his arm ....."


He is aware of this. If losing bothered him, he wouldn't be on the team.



Come on people, he is not a defenseless puppy. He is a normal, able-minded boy with physical limitations. Joining the team and competing was his choice.

Juliette 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Olive Branch, MS, United States 3015 posts
5th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting khigh:</b>" Yep. The boy with CP wants to be treated like everyone else. He can lose like everyone else."</blockquote>




I really hope you never have a child with cp. My daughter has cp and yes we treat her like everyone else but she also gets love and support. If she wants to do something she will do it. Even if she can't physically do it we will make it happen if that's what.she wants. And that's all I am saying on this thread.

HotMom21ERF Due December 17 (twins); 1 child; Kentucky 20684 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting bbbt:" He is aware of this. If losing bothered him, he wouldn't be on the team. Come on people, he is not ... [snip!] ... a defenseless puppy. He is a normal, able-minded boy with physical limitations. Joining the team and competing was his choice. "

so, the other boy was supposed to just demolish him while he lay there helpless, unable to move?

S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18566 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Captain Lauren + ?:" http://youtu.be/Ao8UbgSopD4 Thirteen-year-old Jared Stevens is just like any other kid his age, intellectually ... [snip!] ... my son One of SO's friends pointed out that it was unfair for the able bodied child to pair him with the other kid. WDYT? "


I think that they obviously talked to the other kid and he was ok with it. Why else would he throw the match? That's not unfair... that's compassion!

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Juliette:" <blockquote><b>Quoting khigh:</b>" Yep. The boy with CP wants to be treated like everyone ... [snip!] ... Even if she can't physically do it we will make it happen if that's what.she wants. And that's all I am saying on this thread."


I think she has a better grasp on CP than you do, and that is unfortunate considering your daughter has it.

BoOm French Toast 2 kids; Massachusetts 11220 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting bbbt:" I think she has a better grasp on CP than you do, and that is unfortunate considering your daughter has it. "


That's fucking rude. Seriously?

HotMom21ERF Due December 17 (twins); 1 child; Kentucky 20684 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting bbbt:" I think she has a better grasp on CP than you do, and that is unfortunate considering your daughter has it. "

seriously, what the fuck. her daughter has CP , she lives with it everyday. im sure she has a fucking excellent grasp on it

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting HotMom21ERF:" so, the other boy was supposed to just demolish him while he lay there helpless, unable to move?"


Again, we need to stop with this putting kids with disabilities in a bubble. He and his parents know about potential injuries. Wrestling is a competitive sport. The boy could have pinned him down easily without hurting him, and I'm sure most boys competing against him would have. The point is to let (Jared?) participate in the sport fairly, like a completely normal child, without his disabilities lying in the forefront.

Momma +2 Girls 2 kids; Indiana 3612 posts
5th Dec '12

If the boy was emotionally and intellectually at the same age as his peers, he knows he has a severe case of CP and would have a very small chance of winning. Even giving his best shot, he knew he would still lose and if he was upset because the match was thrown the original story would have went in a different direction instead of saying how happy he was. Since hes perfectly capable of expressing his emotions.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
5th Dec '12

I worked with kids and adults with special needs. Each individual reacts differently, some of my clients would rather lose on their own merits than be given a win, and some appreciate feeling special for getting the cheers, even if they had help winning.



Since this boy falls into the latter category, I think it's awesome.