June 2, 2011 Posted by danb
Chicago Rookie LB takes lifelong Bears fan to her prom.
Check out this amazing story we found on ESPN.com by Duff McKagan. (Yes - the same Duff McKagan that played guitar for Guns N' Roses.)
After a great collegiate career at West Virginia University, J.T Thomas was recently selected in the sixth round of the NFL draft by the Chicago Bears. While in Morgantown recently he heard about a girl having trouble finding a date to her 8th grade prom.
Joslyn Levell, 14, is in a wheelchair with spina bifida, a condition that prevents the spinal cord from fully developing. She had asked a few boys to the prom, but had been turned down … until J.T. Thomas came along.
Thomas contacted Levell and offered to take her to the prom.
As McKagan says, sports always has one or another negative story from week to week. The pitching coach for "this" team insulting fans and kids in the stands. Thug fans from "that" team beating up on a fan of the other team. An ex-NFL guy making Anne Frank remarks in bad form. Etc., etc.
It's nice to see a positive story come from the sports world for a change.
We'd like to thank McKagan for bringing this to everyone's attention.
J.T Thomas and Joslyn Levell are both BORN STRONGER!