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    Thomas family Espy Video

    Didn't see this posted anywhere, but just can't say enough about thier family.

    Amazing Aaron can stand up there and be so well spoken.

    Thomas Family Receives Arthur Ashe Award - ESPN Video - ESPN

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    Re: Thomas family Espy Video

    That was phenomenal to watch. Absolutely great. The thing that impressed me the most was how the Thomas family and the whole town of Parkersburg held no ill will whatsoever towards the Becker's. Honestly, I feel that the Becker family has a tougher row to hoe in all of this. My hometown is 60 miles due north of Parkersburg, and I can tell you right now, had that happened there, the family in the Becker's position would have been absolutely villified, disgraced, and run out of town. Endless respect to the Thomas family and that whole community for displaying nothing less than 100% class, and being fantastic representatives for the State of Iowa!


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    The Thomas' live the walk of forgiveness....a lesson sadly many will never learn.


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    Re: Thomas family Espy Video

    Coach Thomas put a positive stamp on everything he did and always made time for me while covering his games, though he didn't have to. One of the most amazing men I've had a chance to meet and talk with. He'd be very proud of his kids for their strength and leadership through everything.



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    Re: Thomas family Espy Video

    Thanks for posting BC. I'm on some meds for a bad back and crashed before it aired. Was pretty ****** when I woke up at 10:00 and had missed it.



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    Re: Thomas family Espy Video

    Awesome story, it's terrible that something like this had to happen, but the way the family and town has handled this is an example for all of us to follow.

    Does anyone know the couple in the crowd they kept showing close-ups of while the family was talking?



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    Re: Thomas family Espy Video

    Todd created a twitter account to keep everyone updated on what they were up to over the week. They had a pretty special week-
    Todd Thomas (ttlefty4) on Twitter


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    I can't imagine there was a dry eye in the house for that award. And Aaron's acceptance speech was fantastic.


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    Re: Thomas family Espy Video

    Quote Originally Posted by farminclone View Post
    Awesome story, it's terrible that something like this had to happen, but the way the family and town has handled this is an example for all of us to follow.

    Does anyone know the couple in the crowd they kept showing close-ups of while the family was talking?
    Mark Becker's parents


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    Re: Thomas family Espy Video

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
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    That was a pretty classy move I thought.



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    Re: Thomas family Espy Video

    I echo everybody's comments, it was very emptional and inspiring to watch the story on film and then the presentation. A great example of a family living their faith and showing compassion and forgiveness when many would not.



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    Re: Thomas family Espy Video

    Quote Originally Posted by BCforISU View Post
    Didn't see this posted anywhere, but just can't say enough about thier family.

    Amazing Aaron can stand up there and be so well spoken.

    Thomas Family Receives Arthur Ashe Award - ESPN Video - ESPN

    Sorry if this has already been posted.
    Does anyone know where I could find video of the tribute they showed before the award presentation?



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    Re: Thomas family Espy Video

    Quote Originally Posted by Trice View Post
    Does anyone know where I could find video of the tribute they showed before the award presentation?
    I have been looking for that all day as well, I don't think it has been released yet, but if anyone finds it please post for all to watch.
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    Thanks, what a inspirational moment. It was really well done.


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