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Old 10-09-2019, 06:12 AM
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Hello all,

It's possible you may have seen this. AP picked it up and it's turned into a nation wide story. Updates are coming, but nothing is resolved yet.

This is my son.

Thank you for reading :-)

-Jon

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...DU1aD7NeOQ-ugt

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...SQWy6P&ampcf=1

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Old 10-09-2019, 06:24 AM
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Wow! A seven minute mile in a wheelchair! I have never broken 9 minutes! On my feet! By the end, on my knees!
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:57 AM
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Re: Wanted to share with our PF family

Jon, this broke my heart. I so hope that they do reconsider their decision so that Jonathan can compete. He has earned this. It will open the door for so many others as well.
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:18 AM
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Re: Wanted to share with our PF family

Thank you so much for sharing Jon.
I am sobbing, 😭 such a beautiful boy with an amazing heart and determination. You must be so proud!
May God Bless Him Always!! 🙏🏻
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:43 AM
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Re: Wanted to share with our PF family

Way to go! Nothing like getting Administrators to think outside of the box! Hey, if they believe that he would be too fast, you could offer to have Baxter ride along.
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Old 10-09-2019, 12:49 PM
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Re: Wanted to share with our PF family

Wow Jon, your son is amazingly inspirational. Let us hope they rule in his favor; your solution is eminently practical and will open the floodgates for others.
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Old 10-09-2019, 03:39 PM
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Never underestimate the capacity of small-minded bureaucracy to make dumb decisions. I hope Jonathan gets to race!
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:26 PM
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He's a hero, nothing short. Wow. And yes, an inspiration. And so is his dad, for quite few reasons. What an honor to have your family as part of ours.
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:43 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Flboy View Post
Wow! A seven minute mile in a wheelchair! I have never broken 9 minutes! On my feet! By the end, on my knees!
Actually, the 7 minute thing is because he did a 5K (3.1 miles) in 20:33, so 3 consecutive miles under 7. Believe it or not, that's quite slow in the land of wheelchair racing, but a huge personal record for him. Same race last year was over 26 minutes, so he's gaining fast.

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Old 10-09-2019, 08:04 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Terry57 View Post
Jon, this broke my heart. I so hope that they do reconsider their decision so that Jonathan can compete. He has earned this. It will open the door for so many others as well.
Oh Terry, don't be heartbroken just yet. The support for him has just been overwhelming. We have an army of amazing people on our side, from athletes (able bodied to paralympians) and coaches, to legislators and attorneys. It will be resolved, one way or another. I just wish it would have been done the easy way.

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