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Published on May 22nd, 2018
A remarkable story of a disabled boy, a coach and a race.

Matt Woodruff
Matt Woodruff begins the race
Photo: youtube.com

It was student race day at Colonial Hills Elementary School, near Columbus, Ohio

Despite his cerebral palsy, 11-year-old Matt Woodruff was determined to run the race with his class.

What happened next will touch your heart:

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Shortly after the race began, Matt fell far behind and began to struggle.

Just then, coach John Blaine joined Matt and gently encouraged him, as he walked beside him.

He never left Matt’s side and as they walked, each of Matt’s classmates joined them.

Matt Woodruff and Class
Photo: youtube.com

They crowded around Matt and his coach, chanting, “Let’s go Matt,” as the class finished the race with them.

“It was tiring,” Matt later told ABC News. “But it really helped when my classmates and my coach and everybody swarmed me. It was really encouraging.”

Dear Reader: It was so encouraging, that you must see this race for yourself in a 1-minute, 12-second video filmed by Matt’s mother: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07yc_1Br7ow

Editor's Note: Thank you to my friend Tom Brown for introducing this heartwarming story to us.

In the next KazanToday: How a kind and gentle man uplifted the lives of millions of children.


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