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Updated: 7:58 AM Jul 26, 2012
Challenged Athletes Living Beyond the Wheelchair
For two guys from the Challenged Athletes Foundation of West Virginia, they live every day to the fullest and take nothing for granted.
Posted: 7:23 AM Jul 26, 2012
Reporter: Jillian Risberg
Email Address: jillian.risberg@wtap.com
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  • by oneperson on Jul 28, 2012 at 04:17 AM
    Brian keep up the good work. You are a great example to others in the area. You work and support yourself. You are so involved in all sports. You man are the good example.
  • by matt Location: vienna on Jul 26, 2012 at 11:12 PM
    I went to school with josh and his older sisters. @ anon- shut the mouth. This is a wonderful family. Josh was a great basketball player even though we fought for the same position. I was devastated when I heard about what happened to him. Keep up the good work josh. Hope you make it in 2016
  • by annon Location: out of state on Jul 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM
    I am so tired of hearing about this guy. A guy that does not work to support his family and then asks for handouts so he can go play. If he worked to support his family then I would be in favor of so much attention on him. Oh yes he goes to school but alot of people go to school and works
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      by Lindsey H. on Jul 26, 2012 at 04:12 PM in reply to annon
      Hey annon. What this guy is doing is inspiring to a lot of people! Why don't you keep your comments to yourself! He has been through a lot and he is doing something that makes him happy. Leave it alone! There are tons of people in this world that don't work and wants hand outs. They don't actually do a thing! Josh in the other hand is making his family and friends proud!
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        by anon on Jul 27, 2012 at 04:33 AM in reply to Lindsey H.
        His wife works and he plays He may inspire you but like YOU said alot of people want hand outs and do nothing but at least he does something that makes HIM happy. All I am saying if he worked like the other guy mentioned instead of expecting the community to support him it would be different
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          by Lori on Jul 27, 2012 at 05:11 AM in reply to anon
          Annon...you're an idiot! Having that said, I had the pleasure of getting to know Josh while he was in high school. He was a great kid then and I'm overjoyed that he's turned his energy towards something he always enjoyed. Good luck Josh! I'm cheering for you!
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        by Anonymous on Jul 27, 2012 at 05:20 AM in reply to Lindsey H.
        Everyone is highschool thought this guy was a jerk. Now that he had an accident everyone has turned him into a hero. His accident was caused by his speeding and not wearing a seatbelt. If his personality has changed then great. But I have no idea why you are making a hero out of him.
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          by Lindsey H on Jul 27, 2012 at 09:21 AM in reply to
          I too went to school with him. Mind you after highschool we all change and we all make mistakes. He is doing something that most people who have accidents can't or won't. Most of them just sit around and be depressed. Honestly stop the hating. You have no idea what its like to be in his or anyone else who is paralyzed shoes. This story is to encourage other paralyzed people. Not for you to put your ignorant comments on. Keep the negativity to yourself. Thank you
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        by Anonymous on Jul 27, 2012 at 12:09 PM in reply to Lindsey H.
        All I am saying he is not working to support his family. If he was doing that then I would think more of him but any guy traveling around the country to play whether he is disabled or not and his wife is working I have no respect for.
  • by Missy Location: Parkersburg on Jul 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM
    Good luck to you both! I hope WTAP keeps the area informed so we all can be supportive of your future events.
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