My nephew AJs gym teacher called my sister to tell her how proud of him she was. They were bowling in class and each team needed six players (they got to pick their teams) and he noticed that another team had only had three players. So he decided to leave his friends to be on that team. All three of them were special needs kids. She said that she was almost brought to tears by the fact that he didn't care what anyone thought. Not only did he go play with them, he cheered them on and had fun with them. She said that you would've thought that he was playing with his best friends. It's not that the other kids treat the special needs kids badly, but no one is willing to risk the ridicule they might receive for doing something like that. And the fact that AJ is so popular and he did it might change the way other kids feel/act towards them. We are so very proud of him, and this is not the first time that he has done something like this. My sister is always trying to teach her boys to treat people the way that you want to be treated.

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Nov. 12, 2010 at 12:12 AM

AWESOME kid and so great that he did that. One of my close friends through school has spinobiffida and so uses a wheelchair and a lot of kids didn't have anythin to do with him but I thought, and continue to think, he is one of the most amazing people on the planet.

Way to go for your nephew. It might not only change his life but also those kids if he continues to behave thusly and make friends.

way to go

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Nov. 12, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Sweet! He sounds like a great kid! 

He's a cutie too!

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Nov. 12, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Great! Since he is doing this at a young age, he will continue this. My sons are this way. My older is now 21 and is still the same way. It does not matter if it is a young person or an older person, he is the first to help or befriend a person. My younger is 17 and has shown special attention to a kid with Autism who is in one of his classes. They will all be great men. We need more like them.

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