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Red Barchetta
11-27-2011, 11:24 AM
Story on the local (Tampa) news this morning about a young man who was born with no legs below his knees. Talked about his struggles growing up and then finding his way at age 19 by achieving goals no one ever thought possible, i.e. climbing Mt. Everest, etc.

Anyway, even with his old prosthetic legs requiring duct tape to keep from falling apart, his health insurance company refused to pay for new prosthetic legs.

Apparently, Gavin and his wife read the story and donated the $$$ necessary to purchase new prosthetic legs for this guy. White Sox got a nice sound byte in the segment and it ended with a shot of the guy playing catch with Gavin.

Nice job! :smile:

Link to story...

http://www2.tbo.com/lifestyles/life/2011/nov/23/2/friends-family-fans-provide-new-legs-for-trinity-s-ar-326650/

KMcMahon817
11-27-2011, 01:37 PM
That's a great story, thanks.

GoGoCrede
11-27-2011, 10:09 PM
I love him and his wife. They've always seemed to be very generous people.

guillensdisciple
11-27-2011, 10:55 PM
Good job Gavin, you da man.

MUsoxfan
11-28-2011, 02:51 AM
Fantastic story

wsoxfan
11-28-2011, 04:18 PM
That's awesome. Good find and thanks for sharing.

Risk
11-28-2011, 04:58 PM
Cheers to Gavin.:gulp:

Risk

GlassSox
11-28-2011, 05:58 PM
Such a great thing to do.

swisherfan
11-30-2011, 11:57 AM
what a great article....nothing better than making a difference in someone's life....big or small,

thomas35forever
11-30-2011, 10:39 PM
Way to go, Gavin! Representing to the fullest!:bandance:

adidas773
12-01-2011, 11:57 AM
Great story and great job by the Floyd's.

cws05champ
12-01-2011, 02:48 PM
A Co-worker of mine used to live in the same neighborhood as Gavin up in Tampa. He said he always saw him in the off-season taking time to play catch with the neighborhood kids.