The best part about being at the UConn game is going to be seeing Brock lead us out of the tunnel and into battle. Battle something he's been doing ever since the accident. Go Brock and Go Blue
Brock Mealer video
My mom doesn't watch or follow football at all. Yesterday I was telling her about Brock's story and how he is going to lead the team out next weekend. She's now coming out to my uncle's just to watch the beginning. If that doesn't tell you how awesome this story is, I don't know what will.
Awesome to watch. Thanks.
That guy is a warrior and officially a hero of mine.
He is a hero.
It will be a great moment for the whole Mealer (and Michigan) Family. I have watched the E60 segment on Elliott on several different occassions, and get emotional every single time. I hope that kid earns some playing time this year. The chills when Brock leads the team out of that tunnel...
Its amazing what can be done with hard work and desire. Keep Working Brock! Can you imagine that feeling of him WALKING in front of everyone in the bighouse and leading the team (which your younger brother plays on). What a wave of emotion, and he has earned it and then some.
I am so glad that after every thing this young man has been through. He still has the courage to get out of bed. I have to say it is a reality check of what is really important in life. It is amazing what can be accomplished with the right attitude, determination, and the big hand of God.
The Mealers would probably disagree with the Borens on the staff's values.
/It's getting dusty in here.
I find it amazing that Barwis has the knowledge to help in rehab like this. Everyone knows he can train the elite athlete, but to help someone with regaining his ability to walk seems like it would be on the opposite side of training.
...and the willingness. Great to see. Another plus for the "family."
Yeah, this video may be a little weird, but it shows the dedication Barwis has for helping Brock. I can't wait for UConn.
just curious...why is it weird?
That's typically not how you brace someone who is doing sit-ups. With Brock's condition, Barwis is holding him in a somewhat unorthodox way. That is all.
Brock's entrance will really put things in perspective. It's put things in perspective for all of us that have been following the story, but I can't wait to see the reaction of 109,901 fans who finally recognize how this program truly influences the lives of those that aren't necessarily on the football team.
I'm not normally a crier, but...
Everytime I watch him take a step I still get goosebumps and couldn't be happier for him and his family. While watching though, I still get this image in my mind on opening day he is going to throw those canes to the side and do a backflip. Maybe not realistic but I hope he keeps working as this is an inspiration for everyone.
I don't know if I'm more excited for Brock or the game itself. Definitely one game day I'm very disappointed I can't be back for.
I sure hope the national television crew, as well as the in-house crew give this ALL the attention it is due come game day I can't imagine they wouldn't.
Thanks MGoShoe for the info. I wasn't aware of Kevin's work on the story.
You're just going to sit there and let him shoot at Brock?
The Adam Taliaferro story from psu keeps coming back to me. I can still vividly remember how watching him lead his team onto the field made me feel that day, and that was with no real vested interest in him or the team. I have a feeling that what I witness next saturday is going to be one of those things I tell the grandkids about one day.
I'm hoping to get a ticket to the game, so I can see Brock lead the team out of the tunnel. Something that my brother and I were talking about that we think would be way cool, is to start a cheer,
"Brock Mealer clap, clap, clap, clap, clap. Brock Mealer clap, clap, clap ,clap, clap."
I get goosebumps just thinking about it!
Go Brock and Go Blue!!!
I can't be there I really hope they show him leading the team out live.
I will definitely be there - I suspect I am going to need a kleenex or two and that is just fine.