MGoBlue Article on Mealer/Barwis

MGoBlue Article on Mealer/Barwis

Submitted by UMAmaizinBlue on August 31st, 2015 at 3:01 PM

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.


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Barwis and Mealer - Detroit News

Barwis and Mealer - Detroit News

Submitted by Everyone Murders on July 7th, 2014 at 9:11 AM

There is a nice ARTICLE from Angelique Chengelis in today's Detroit News regarding the continuing relationship between Brock Mealer and Mike Barwis.  The whole article is worth a read, but here's a choice quote from Barwis to whet your appetite:

 

“I’ve got 24 rings and I’ve worked with 44 sporting events and 500 Olympic and pro athletes,” said Barwis, whose facility is the focus of a Discovery Channel sports docu-series, “American Muscle,” that debuts Wednesday. “I will tell you this, I don’t have one moment in my life in athletics that ever even remotely approached the moment of glory I felt when that kid walked.”

Not much that's really news here, but not many of us get tired of this particular story.

Brock Mealer/Mike Barwis/Rich Rodriguez Posbang

Brock Mealer/Mike Barwis/Rich Rodriguez Posbang

Submitted by LB on May 19th, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Single leg squats

No RR, no Barwis. No Barwis, and the tweet below might not have happened. Some things transcend football.

@HayONU is Brock's wife, for those of you who don't follow him on twitter.

Today @brockmealer and I held hands while walking together for the first time ever ♡

— Haley Mealer (@HayONU) May 19, 2014

 

DVR reminder: Brock Mealer on Fox and Friends Friday morning

DVR reminder: Brock Mealer on Fox and Friends Friday morning

Submitted by Brown Bear on December 5th, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Sharing this from the Barwis Methods Facebook page. Thought you might appreciate. Tune in or set your DVR's! Brock Mealer and his soon-to-be bride Haley will be appearing LIVE on Fox & Friends on the Fox News Channel this Friday at 7:20 a.m.! That is all. Have a good day MGoFam *iphone crap formatting. Apologies for that.

 

[PGB:  Thread locked and comments hidden.  People couldn't just say "thanks for the reminder" in the comments - had to breach the "politics" of Fox News right up front and ruin the comment section for the rest of us.] 

Brock Mealer Prepares To Walk Down The Aisle At His Wedding

Brock Mealer Prepares To Walk Down The Aisle At His Wedding

Submitted by Marley Nowell on October 19th, 2012 at 12:23 AM

 

Dec. 22, two days before the five-year anniversary of the night the lives of Brock Mealer and his entire family changed, he will get married.

He met Haley Frank less than two years ago after escorting her to a fundraiser at a Fricker's restaurant for a young cancer patient. At that point, Mealer was invited to attend all sorts of events to tell his story or to just be there as a source of inspiration.

But this one, he didn't want to attend alone. So he picked Haley up at her house, entering into a relationship that has led him to this point.

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Brock Mealer's next step? Walking down the aisle

Brock Mealer's next step? Walking down the aisle

Submitted by CaptainBlue on August 21st, 2012 at 5:38 AM

Brian had the video on Brock Mealer walking unassisted yesterday, but here's a story about why he's trying to walk by himself. Brock is getting married in December and Mike Barwis is making him walk the aisle alone.

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Every step is one closer to his goal of walking the full 70-yard field at BarwisMethods. Barwis has been in front of Brock every step of the way.

Last week, he looked Brock in the eye as he readied to walk nearly 30 yards.

“I already walked down the aisle once, I’m not doing it twice,” Barwis said.

“What the hell does that mean,” Brock said, laughing.

“It means I’m not standing in front of you anymore,” Barwis said. “The last thing you need is my ugly face going down the aisle with you.”

“What do I do if I fall?”

“You put your hand out like everyone else does. I don’t know what to tell you, boss. You’re at that point. It’s time to walk.”

Barwis stepped back. Brock took a moment then took his first step, cautious and calculated. Sixty steps later, he was at the wall.

“It was exhilarating,” Barwis said. “Every time something happens I feel like someone’s kicking dirt in my eye. You know I don’t cry; I’m too tough for that.”

Say what you will about the Rich Rodriguez coaching staff, but the Brock Mealer story is one of the most inspiring ones I've heard. Who knows where Brock would be without Barwis, but he most certainly wouldn't be walking.

Mealer Christmas Eve Tragedy Anniversay

Mealer Christmas Eve Tragedy Anniversay

Submitted by StephenRKass on December 25th, 2011 at 12:06 AM

It was four years ago tonight that Elliott Mealer was in a tragic automobile accident on the way to Christmas Eve Worship. His father David, and girlfriend Hollis, were killed instantly. Brock was paralyzed, and Elliott tore his rotater cuff. Sometimes I wonder if that injury affected his playing time at Michigan. We'll never know. Regardless, keep Elliott, Brock, their mom Shelly and brother Blake in your prayers. I suspect that Christmas Eve will always be a bittersweet day for them, in light of their loss.