Archive for the ‘Parenting’ Category

She’s a True Baller

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Qian Hongyan was in a car accident when she was just 3 years old, and as a result, she had both of her legs amputated.

Her family was unable to provide real prosthetics, and as a result, she was put into a basketball, which she then hopped around in like a human Weeble.

Despite her disability, this young Chinese girl has dreams of participating in the 2012 Paralympics in London. No, not in the basketball event, but in swimming.

She swims 2000 meters every day in training in order to prepare to achieve her dream of swimming for Team China.

Smart Stuff

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Chipper Jones on learning how to hit a fastball: “My Dad and I played in the yard [in DeLand, Fla.] with tennis balls. He’d throw as hard as he could from 45,50 feet. From the time I was seven, I saw balls come at me 75,80 miles an hour. I had to tune it up.” – Sports Illustrated [10 Sep. 2007]