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I Get By with A Little Help from My Friends

On the list of unfulfilled desires of people I know with disabilities, many of them talk about wanting more and better friendships.  Having a disability can be isolating.  It can be difficult to find people who relate to you.

The story of Dartanyon Crockett and Leroy Sutton struck a chord; they’ve got a friendship for the ages.  Each leverage and challenge each other’s unique strengths and weaknesses.   Not to mention they’re mighty handsome.  These guys break down barriers together.  They overcome obstacles and define a life that celebrates them.  I admire that.  Friends that are as powerful as this duo don’t happen every day.

For those of you who can’t watch the video, Dartanyon is blind and Leroy lost his legs in a train accident while still a little boy.  They met through a mutual passion for wrestling.  Together they support each other to be champion wrestlers and graduate from high school despite the challenges of their personal lives.

It’s important to have champions, to have people that help you through difficult patches and celebrate the joys of life.  I’m lucky enough to have a bevy of beautiful indomitable ladies in my corner. We’re all stronger for the friendships we have. Dartanyon and Leroy have found a sympatico that is rare. two figures wrestlingI know I feel a bit stronger just looking at these guys take on the world, one wrestling ring at a time.

Sing it with me, I get by with a little help from my friends. Oooooh, I get by with a little help…from my friends!


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