If all of our coaches, teachers and parents showed the same level of leadership, commitment and high moral standards as those who played a part in shaping the values of the young people in this video, I don’t think we’d have to worry nearly as much about gun violence, gangs, drugs or a hundred other things that affect the adults our children become.
… like Mitchell’s coach who was 110% committed to placing the morale of one student above winning.
… like Mitchell’s parents who have obviously supported him and refused to allow his limitations to get in the way of him leading a full, productive and happy life.
… like the parents of those students who immediately and without reservation started to cheer for Mitchell the moment he took to the basketball coach.
… and like the parents of that young man from the opposing team who seized an opportunity to do something really wonderful for another human being.