Gov. Palin: Three Cheers For Owen!





This is why I love her!

Via Facebook:

Three cheers for Owen Groesser, an eighth grader with Down Syndrome who became an overnight social media star after he sunk two 3-pointers for his junior high basketball team in Rochester, Michigan. Thanks to his social media fans using the hashtag #GetOwenOnSportsCenter, he made it on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays.

This is such a beautiful reminder of what gifts from God these children really are. Too often they’re not given a chance because of fear — fear of the unknown, as any shocked parent feels–myself included–when hearing the diagnosis. But giving life a chance in these perceived less than ideal circumstances can turn out to be the greatest gift and blessing any family may ever know. Just give life a chance and see how beautiful it is. Today’s world needs more of this!

– Sarah Palin

Deuteronomy 30:19

 

 

Here is an interview with Owen.

**UPDATE – Here is the complete video link to both of Owen’s shots.

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  • BostonBruin

    Here is the scripture verse she references (Deuteronomy 30:19):

    “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.”

  • http://twitter.com/markieman3000 Mark Brockman

    I love you, Sarah.  You’re the best.

  • blackbird

    Beautiful rainbow shot Owen, great form, have a good game tonight.

    Thank you Governor.

    Thank you for the interview link Firelight, this post has brought water to my eyes.

  • Guest

    ” Today’s world needs more of this!” ….

    small addendum, if I may:
    Today’s world needs more SP’s…..how beautiful that would be !
    but then again maybe we do….found in all of Owen’s fans….

  • deTocqueville1

    An incredible Lady!

  • blackbird

    I just watched the full video, and I was thinking, that is the world I want to live in “Let’s go Owen”

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