There are stories of determination. There are stories of grief. There are stories of sheer drama, of impossible endings, and of triumph when all appears lost. Then there is this story. It is all of the above and more.
Summerville (South Carolina's, not ours) is not a huge community, though nearby Charleston is pretty big. Those cities and others were immeasurably changed in one of this nation's deadliest tragedies.
This is a story that I cannot imagine not being on the big screen someday. It is a long piece -- 14 minutes -- but one you must see if you give thanks for those who protect us, if you think kids can teach us more about life than experiencing life itself, and if you believe with all the bad we see related to sports these days, there is so much good we can learn.
Barbara (and others), have the tissues handy. There is sensitive material in the piece, but nothing gruesome, only life changing. It may be the greatest piece I've ever seen.
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- Story by ESPN's Tom Rinaldi