As Fort Wayne, Indiana native, coach Earl Davis, was driving to work, he spotted something very strange. A young boy was running down the street with a chain tied around his waist. On the end of the chain, laid two mid-sized tires.
Feeling super curious, Earl stopped his car and asked the youngster “why are you running with that on”? The kid gave him an unexpected yet extremely beautiful response. He was training to make the high school football team.
His family can’t afford to buy him proper equipment or to send him to a football camp. However, this youngster doesn’t let that hold him back from achieving his goals. He makes due with whatever he can in order to train.
During this entire conversation, the youngster did not stop running. Earl was beyond impressed with his dedication to the sport. As a coach himself, Earl immediately offered the kid an opportunity to train with his team. The boy accepted his offer with sheer excitement.
“This young man was jogging, he said he’s working towards making the high school football team in my city. His family couldn’t afford to send him to camp or get him proper equipment. Never give up on your dreams.”
When Earl posted the story on Facebook, it quickly went viral. People demanded that a GoFundMe page be opened for the boy. Earl obliged to their requests and the donations poured in. $3200 Was raised in a mere 15 hours! The boy will have no problem receiving the proper training and equipment now.
This youngster is an inspiration to us all. He has shown the world if you really want something, you’ll go after it. You won’t make excuses, you will just make it happen!
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