By Lisa Fenn
In the spirit of The Blind Side and Friday evening Lights comes a young and profoundly relocating memoir approximately an ESPN producer’s unforeseen dating with disabled wrestlers from internal urban Cleveland, and the way those bonds—blossoming, finally, right into a so much unorthodox family—would rework their lives.
When award-winning ESPN manufacturer Lisa Fenn again to her place of origin for a narrative approximately wrestlers at one in every of Cleveland’s hardest public excessive faculties, she had no concept that the journey might switch her existence. either younger males have been deprived scholars with major actual disabilities. Dartanyon Crockett was once legally blind because of Leber’s affliction; Leroy Sutton misplaced either his legs at 11, while he used to be run over via a educate. introduced jointly via wrestling, that they had built a brother-like bond as they labored to beat their disabilities.
After forming a profound reference to Dartanyon and Leroy, Fenn discovered she could not simply stroll away whilst filming ended; those boys had needed to triumph over the percentages too again and again. in its place, Fenn committed herself to making sure their good fortune lengthy after the reporting was once entire and the tale aired—and an not going family members of 3 was once shaped.
The years forward will be fraught with complicated demanding situations, yet Fenn stayed with the lads each step of the way—teaching them crucial lifestyles talents, supporting them heal previous wounds and anxious pasts, and offering the 1st regular and constant help approach they’d ever had.
This robust memoir is one in every of love, desire, religion, and strength—a tale approximately an strange kin and the braveness to hold on, even within the such a lot striking circumstances.
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