MGoBlue has a great article looking back at the Mealer/Barwis saga 5 years after Brock's famous 1% walk. I can't believe it's been 5 years, but I can certainly remember my emotions that day in the stadium being on full display. Some powerful motivation to be found in the article, including:
Barwis first met Mealer in February 2008, when he joined several Wolverine coaches who were visiting him at University of Michigan Hospital and found him prone in a bed, paralyzed from the waist down and "just busted up in every way," said Barwis. He looked Brock in the eye with a startling challenge.
"Mike cut to the chase," said Brock. "He said, 'So, when are you going to come work with us so we can get you up and out of that wheelchair?' Now, that's a hell of a thing to say to somebody who was told what I had been told, that I wouldn't walk again.