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ESPN: LDS high school quarterback helps bullied special needs student

November 02, 2012
source: ESPN

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MR says: One of the most prominent sportswriters in the country, ESPN's Rick Reilly, usually doesn't write stories like this because they turn out to be half true. But this one's the real deal.

In the scrub-brush desert town of Queen Creek, Ariz., high school bullies were throwing trash at sophomore Chy Johnson. Calling her "stupid." Pushing her in the halls.

Chy's brain works at only a third-grade level because of a genetic birth defect, but she knew enough to feel hate.

"She'd come home every night at the start of the school year crying and upset," says her mom, Liz Johnson. "That permanent smile she had, that gleam in her eye, that was all gone."

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jcb said...

01:11 PM
on Nov 03, 2012

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Great story! Real heroes. Brought tears to my eyes.
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