Written by Dave Mora
On Jan 19 , 2013 for Daily Rants

Real Heroes don’t wear capes they do Triathlons with their brothers.

 
  
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Sometimes the bubble we live in full of the things we come to accept of what we need to do. Such us having a job, paying the bills, working again, and paying more bills can easily let us forget something.

We are human and as a human we can do some really awesome things outside the little bubble we live in.

One of the awesome things we do as humans is the ability to decide to put everything aside to do something for someone else. Regardless how small or how big – We can decide to make a profound difference in someone’s life.

It’s been almost a decade since I picked up a Sports Illustrated magazine. For almost a decade I haden’t followed sports like I use to when I was in High School. So, I decide to check out their website to see if they still have a printed magazine. (Weird that we live in an age now that printed stuff is coming rare)

So, that’s where I came across the story of Conner and Cayden. Two brothers that have a very special bond. Cayden who was born with cerebral palsy, According to PubMed it is a group of disorders that can involve brain and nervous system functions, such as movement, learning, hearing, seeing, and thinking, has limit mobility and speech. But, that hasn’t kept him from sharing activities with his older brother.

Sports have been a place where stories of hard work and determination generate stories that inspire people. But, recently many of those athletes who inspired us have started to disappoint us. (Yes, I am looking at you Lance)

So, I embrace this story even more knowing that even people as young as Conner and Cayden can inspire us all and remind us that we are humans that can do some awesome things.

If you haven’t watched the video above I urge you that you do. You can follow their journey at http://www.teamlongbrothers.blogspot.com/ and like their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-Long-Brothers/123824754368780

Team Long Brothers, Correy, Cayden, celebral, palsy

Their story is truly one of inspiration and I am glad they won the Sports Illustrated Kids Award.

In case you wanted to watch another video and possibly get some tears.

They are currently trying to create a non-profit. It’s not cheap to start and run a non-profit so they are currently taking donations to cover the cost of incorporating as a non=profit so if you have a few dollars feel free to check out their website and donate.

Cayden and Conner are Team Long Brothers




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