Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Watch the Catcher


We've had a month of focus on a few remarkable young people and the response of a few despicable old people. 
In an attempt to find more of the former, another story about a remarkable young person: 
Tweet from @TonyAustin_10 about his friend's son. One armed catcher Luke Terry. 1 April 2018

A tweet by a friend's dad, @TonyAustin_10 generated 6.5 million views in two days.
Eighth-grader Luke Terry, 14, the catcher for the Cornersville Middle School baseball team, had his arm amputated when he was 19 months old. HELEN COMER / DNJ 1
HELEN COMER / DNJ
Luke experienced a severe E. coli infection when he was a baby and to save his life, his right arm was amputated.   
At 14, in addition to being the catcher for Cornersville Middle School, Luke works on the family farm, helps manage 100 cattle, and bagged a 12-point buck with a bow.  
Eighth-grader Luke Terry, 14, the catcher for the Cornersville Middle School baseball team, had his arm amputated when he was 19 months old. HELEN COMER / DNJ 1
HELEN COMER / DNJ
"He has a work ethic that is unbelievable. . . . If you want to, there is about anything you can do. Just watch him." - Mike Tatum, baseball coach 
In a news piece last year, with a great video clip, Luke handles the attention with a shrug and hopes he will make the High School Team.  
Luke Terry Twitter Account @LukeTerry22
In a final bit of contrast to the braggadocious twitter maniac, Tony Austin tweets back to people thanking him for posting the video:  
It’s not about me. I just shared it. He is the inspiration.  @LukeTerry22

#Sports #Inspiration #Motivation 





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