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This Child Teaches Us To Never Give up - Adam Bender

This Child Teaches Us To Never Give Up - Adam Bender

I can understand handicaps that you ignore. In some of us there is greatness itching to get out. Despite health issues or lack of a limb we are born with greatness. We can see it and we BELIEVE it with all our hearts.

WE can choose to go forward and be all that we can be. We see ourselves as perfect and whole.

This morning...It was a normal morning. Java and my computer. Open up the Lexington Herald and a story caught my eye that infected my mind all day.

The story was one of  courage and unwavering determination!

 Adam Bender is only 8 years old.

My nephew's age. Both play sports. The only difference is that Adam plays baseball, football and soccer with only one leg. How hard that must be! He refuses to use a prosthesis or wheelchair. With all of his being he operates as if the leg were still there.

 When Adam Bender was only a year old he lost his leg because of cancer. It hasn't stopped his steadfast determination to play and compete. This year his position with the Southeastern Rookie League is as its catcher. Using crutches when he has to. He makes it work. He has figured out his angle on making the sport fit his disability. The Herald story.

 I felt proud that he discovered his greatness and no matter what he is going to be a success. Can we learn to overcome whatever is thrown at us and achieve our hearts desire? I know it's true. I've done a little of that but not to this extent. We aren't all perfect there is always something that holds us back from getting right at the top.  Sometimes, I work hard... then pull back into my comfort zone.

Adam Bender is a shining light of how great we all can be if we don't give up and find new ways around our obstacles. His parents must be so proud!


Lizette Fitzpatrick - Baby Boomer Real Estate Relocation Specialist with Prudential Don Foster in Richmond, Kentucky.

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Comment balloon 7 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • June 01 2008 06:34PM


Hello Lizette -- that's pretty awesome. Thank you for sharing this story about such a brave and wonderful little man. It made my day. Enjoy yours. Regards, Carolyn.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

There is a lot of courage in this story. Thanks for encouraging me on a rainy day.

Posted by Greg Hampton, North Georgia Mountain Property,Blue Rid (Re/Max Around The Mountains) over 10 years ago

What a special little boy!   The story was very touching.   He sounds like a blessing to those around him.   

Posted by Connie King over 10 years ago

Wonderful story and something about young children who have already started to gain a wonderful sense of self. They are resilient and open to change and in this case it shows the awesome strength and will to strive and achieve even more.

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 10 years ago

 Hi Lizette, what an inspiring story! Hearing about people like Adam is a great reminder of how much we all have inside of us if we really want to bring it out.

 Also, I just noticed the title of your blog is Blog de la Lizette, parle tu Francais? Si non... I'll stick to English. A bientot...

Posted by marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type... ( over 10 years ago

Amazing what the mind and heart can accomplish huh?   Great story.. thanks for sharing

Posted by Desiree Daniels (RE/MAX Tri County) over 10 years ago

Carolyn - Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you have a fabulously productive week.

Hi Greg - I'm happy it could give you the inspiration you needed. Stay out of the rain!

Connie - I thought he sounded amazing. Good to hear from you!

Sally - There is no telling what this child might be when he gets older. I'm sure we will still be hearing great things he has done.

Marti - Alas, only my name is French. Named after my grandmother Elizabeth. I don't speak French but would like to.

Dez - I know you have been busy lately with all that mentoring. Hope you win!!!



Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 10 years ago

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