TRUE INSPIRATION FOR ALL … DON’T GIVE UP, DON’T EVER GIVE UP!
The following is the definition if courage and inspiration. When 11 year old Matt Woodrum, who has cerebral palsy, struggling through his 400 meter race at school, his physical education teacher walk over to check on the 5th grader and provide some encouragement. Then an amazing thing happened. As Matt continued to run, more and more of his school mates converged and congregated alongside him, running and cheering hims on until he completed the race. Heroic!
Must see video of Matt Woodrum and his schoolmates
John Blaine, physical education teacher: “Matt, you’re not going to stop, are you?”
Matt Woodrum: “No way.”
It was his fourth race of the day, and one he didn’t have to run. Only a handful of students opted to give it a try, said Anne Curran, Woodrum’s mother. She said her son doesn’t exclude himself from anything, playing football and baseball with friends and his two brothers.
“He pushes through everything. He pushes through the pain, and he pushes through however long it may take to complete a task,” she said. “He wants to go big or go home.”
The sometimes shaky footage shows Woodrum beginning the race on a steady pace with his classmates, though he quickly lags. As several students pass him on their second lap around the grassy course, Blaine walks over to make sure Woodrum is OK.
“The kids will tell you that Matt never gives up on anything that he sets out to do,” said Blaine, who has been Woodrum’s teacher since kindergarten. “They knew he would cross that finish line, and they wanted to be a part of that.”
Matt thru his viral YouTube video has shown many, don’t ever give up or not try something just because it doesn’t feel good or you are scared.