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Marine carries young cancer survivor across triathlon finish line after boy's prosthetic leg breaks

VALPARAISO — Ben Baltz wasn’t excited about competing in yet another triathlon last weekend.

It was his third in the last few months. While he likes bicycling, running isn’t his favorite activity, especially if he can’t win doing it.

The 11-year-old had completed the 150-yard swim and three-mile bike ride in Sunday’s Sea Turtle Tri on Pensacola Beach, but about a half-mile into the run, he knew something was wrong.

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Nice story

Courage, and comradeship, at a time when nice stories are sorely needed.

"Hell is empty, and all the devils are here" (Shakespeare)
RP 2012~ Intellectual Revolution.

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One American helping another.
Thank You for this.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

Only One Set

Of footprints in the sand. Thank you for this uplifting post. Yes, I'll take one of those tissues.

One night I had a dream--
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord
and across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints,
one belonged to me and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest
and saddest times in my life.
This really bothered me and I questioned the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you would walk with me all the way,
but I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life
there is only one set of footprints.
"I don't understand why in times when I needed you most,
you should leave me."
The Lord replied, "My precious, precious child,
I love you and I would never, never leave you
during your times of trial and suffering.
"When you saw only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Semper Fi

that is what the Marines is all about. These politicians send them places for no good reason. Wow.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

I am a 60 ...

I am a 60 year old goat and this brought tears to my eyes. Semper fi! Good job Marines!

RickStone

Same here

I'm 48 and just don't get that emotionally caught up in stuff. This was certainly an exception. Gung Ho!

AWESOME!!!

Pass the tissues, please...