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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    Son defies odds to walk into returning soldier's arms


    When Marine Staff Sgt. Jeremy Cooney, 31, returned home from Afghanistan to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina last December, he was taken aside and escorted into a gymnasium where his wife and five children waited.

    There across the basketball court was his 6-year-old son, Michael, who suffers from cerebral palsy. Doctors told Jeremy and his wife, Melissa, 30, that Michael would never walk.

    While Jeremy was deployed, though, Michael discovered how to stand up unassisted. His teachers, Melissa says, then began trying to teach him how to walk with a cane. Michael did them one better: he took several steps on his own.

    More at link....with video....

  2. #2
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    Jan 2007
    MD 'burbs of Washington DC
    Pass the tissue, please!

  3. #3
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    Jan 2009
    I saw this video yesterday - its just wonderful to see him walk to his father. A reminder of the simple things in life that are not so simple for others. Such a victory for Michael and I hope that there are more in his future.
    Judgment is not about destruction, but about setting things right.

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