The newest video of Brock walking with 2 canes...This is amazing to me. I can't wait to be there when he leads the team on the field vs. UConn. Go Blue!
Every time i watch one of his videos i can't help but tear up. The progress he has made is absolutely amazing. I should never have an excuse for not doing any sort of physical activity. I cannot wait for the UConn game. It will surely be the most inspirational act of perseverance i will ever witness. Way to go Brock!
Keep up the hard work Brock!!!
Knowing the fight inside of him, he'll be walking on his own in the near future.
Can't wait to see him lead the team out on the field. Will be there to see it in person too.
There needs to be a video made about the Meeler family and Brock's recovery. I am sure there are a lot of people that have no idea that this is happening. One of the best stories i have ever heard coming out of U of M.
ESPN made an E:60 film about the Mealers
That is where i got the idea really. I think they should actually take five to seven minutes to explain it to the 110,000 (or whatever the final capacity will be) and they should also make sure ABC/ESPN 2 airs it.
It's revealing that the zombie corpse of the old AA News saw fit just a couple of days ago to run the results of some ridiculous poll of fans about whether RR should stay or go—as if it matters one iota or contains any meaningful real information—while they ignore the amazing ongoing story of Mealer.
There are the obvious reasons to attend the UConn game—the dedication of the revamped stadium, the beginning of a critical third year for RR, the chance to see many of the young and hopefully exciting players he's recruited—but for me, the opportunity to see Eliot Mealer walk out to the middle of the field before the game tops them all.
Brock. We're all pulling for you buddy.
What an amazing story. He's going to make it. No one working that hard should ever be denied.
And with a name like that, I definitely see a TV movie or a soap opera career in his future.
It's great to see the progress Brock has made. I'm a paraplegic myself since 1971 and I'm greatly impressed that he has come this far. He's managed to take what appears to be a relatively small amount of return and built on it. I'm happy to see his progress and excited for him.
I've watched many videos of others who are determined to walk after an injury like this. Usually what I see is the person lift on parallel bars or a walker and swing their legs forward to move. They also have to wear leg braces and their shoulders wear out quickly from the stress of all the lifting. But in Brock's video I can see him actually raise his legs independently in a walking motion. For me, this is true recovery and he's doing incredibly well with it.
I knew them before the accident and I'm actually really close friends with a family friend of theirs. They're one of the finest group of people you could ever meet. 1st class al all the way and you won't meet a better kid than Elliot! Brock is a Trooper and I am so proud of the progress he's made. I remeber when the accident happened like it was yesterday. We were all so sad for him and Hollis's family, but he has been so strong through all of this. More strong than I'm capable of being. Even if someone hated U of M they would have to root for Brock and Elliot.
Man, I hope I can find a job back home before Sept. 4th cause I don't want to miss that shit for the world. Regardless of how the season goes, the high point of 2010 will happen before the opening kickoff. Some things are just more important than football.
Anyone know who the other two guys in the video are? If I had to take a shot in the dark I'd guess the big guy on the left was Elliott and the guy on the right was Barwis (although neither of them looked like those two).
In other news...I don't want to arm wrestle Brock...
That man has some guns