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Offline Jay_Thomas

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THE UNBREAKABLE BOND
« on: October 17, 2019, 08:59:21 AM »
Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins says he owes his career to his mom. When you hear her remarkable story of survival, you'll understand his devotion.



She can't see her son, but she knows he's there.

Seventeen years. That's how long it has been since she lost her vision when a woman she didn't know threw acid at her face, blinding and disfiguring her in a bout of jealous rage. Greenlee was a single mother of four in South Carolina, caught up in abusive relationships, hustling to survive. DeAndre was 10 years old. Over time, she regained her sight in spurts, but it disappeared completely a few years ago, just as her son was emerging as one of the NFL's brightest stars. Since then, millions of people have watched the Texans wide receiver dive for otherworldly catches on the national stage, racking up more receptions through the first six seasons of a career than any other player in NFL history. Greenlee sees Hopkins' highlights only in her mind. "I visualize everything that he does," she says. "The dreads, the body movement."

http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/27793196/the-incredible-survival-story-deandre-hopkins-mom

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Re: THE UNBREAKABLE BOND
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2019, 10:05:39 AM »
That was gutwrentching to watch but love that family bond. Mina Kimes did an outstanding job that should be worthy of some awards.


 

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