Two days ago I wrote about the attention being given to a Facebook video of 5-year-old Ben running a touchdown last May. (That post can be seen here.) The video was picked up by two national news organizations, and Ben’s story is now on webpages of radio and television stations across the country as well as on the CBS and ABC news websites !
The video that went viral was uploaded to Facebook last Saturday by the high school sports website MaxPreps. It showed Ben running for a touchdown during the Murray County (GA) High School Green and White Game. Because of Ben’s condition and the fact that he will never be able to play football, the Murray County team had given our little guy the opportunity of his life, to play with their team on the high school football field. (You can read about that game and see the local television news report here.)
Both CBS and ABC national news contacted Ben’s dad for interviews (and CBS contacted me). Nothing has been broadcast on television, but both news outlets have done stories that appear on their websites.
The CBS story appeared last night and can be read here.
The ABC story appeared this afternoon and can be read here.
The original video that went viral has been seen on Facebook by over 356,000 people and has been shared by over 6,000 people. We are beyond amazed and are so glad that Ben’s story has been an inspiration to so many! Thank you, Murray County High School!!
God is good! We are blessed!