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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Articles tagged: heartwarming stories

Deaf high schooler defies odds, makes cheerleading team

Iliana Delgado is one of 27 girls on the Downey High School (Calif.) junior varsity cheerleading squad. Unlike the other 26, Delgado can’t hear the fans that she is encouraging to cheer. Delgado, 15, is the first ever deaf cheerleader to make the squad at Downey. Iliana earned her spot on the team during a…Read More

8-year-old with Down Syndrome scores TD in high school game (Video)

The most important touchdown in a recent high school game between Rhinelander (Wisc.) High and rival Mosinee was scored by an 8-year-old. Gabe White, a young boy with Down Syndrome who is Rhinelander’s honorary captain, was treated to a moment he will never forget. With Mosinee already having won the game and no time remaining…Read More

Brandon Belt hits home run for cancer survivor Lyndsey Dworkin

Brandon Belt hit one of the most important home runs of his career on Friday night. Believe it or not, the San Francisco Giants first baseman’s blast to right field came during a rehab assignment with the Triple-A San Jose Giants. So what was so special about it? Just ask Lyndsey Dworkin. Dworkin, a 12-year-old…Read More

Sharks sign 17-year-old with heart condition to one-day contract (Video)

The San Jose Sharks welcomed a special guest into their locker room before Tuesday night’s game against against the Florida Panthers. In fact, the Sharks made 17-year-old Sam Tageson an official member of the team by signing him to a one-day contract. Tageson has a life-threatening heart condition known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He…Read More

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