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  • - "CHRIS, CAN YOU FEEL US TOUCHING YOUR LEG?"
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  • I COULDN'T FEEL A THING.
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  • THEY KEPT ASKING THESE QUESTIONS OVER AND OVER AGAIN
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  • BUT I'M THINKING, YOU KNOW WHAT?
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  • YOU'RE 18 YEARS OLD, BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO OTHER PEOPLE.
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  • THERE IS NO WAY THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO ME.
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  • THEN THEY CALL IN FOR THE HELICOPTER
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  • AND THAT'S WHEN I KNEW THAT THIS IS SERIOUS.
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  • AFTER BEING TOLD HE WOULD NEVER WALK AGAIN,
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  • CHRIS AND EMILY NORTON PREPARE TO WALK
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  • THE SEVEN LONGEST YARDS.
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  • NEXT ON LIFE TODAY!
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  • Sheila: WELCOME TO LIFE TODAY !
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  • I'M SHEILA WALSH
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  • HERE WITH RANDY ROBISON.
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  • WE ARE VERY EXCITED.
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  • TO INTRODUCE THE COUPLE
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  • OF GUESTS THAT WE HAVE
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  • ON THIS PROGRAM.
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  • BRAND-NEW BOOK OUT CALLED,
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  • THE SEVEN LONGEST YARDS .
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  • RATHER THAN ME
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  • TELL THEIR STORY,
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  • I'M GOING TO LET THEM DO THAT.
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  • SO PLEASE WOULD YOU HELP ME
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  • WELCOME CHRIS
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  • AND EMILY NORTON?
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  • WELCOME!
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  • THANK YOU SO MUCH
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  • FOR BEING WITH US.
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  • Randy: SO GREAT
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  • TO HAVE YOU GUYS.
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  • AND SOME PEOPLE,
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  • I THINK, SHEILA,
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  • MIGHT ACTUALLY RECOGNIZE THEM.
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  • Sheila: YEAH!
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  • YOU'VE BEEN ON
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  • GOOD MORNING AMERICA
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  • A COUPLE OF TIMES.
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  • I SAW YOU THERE.
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  • AND I ALSO SAW YOU
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  • ON ONE OF FAVORITE PROGRAMS
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  • CALLED, SAY YES TO THE DRESS.
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  • Emily: YES.
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  • Sheila: WHERE YOU GOT
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  • YOUR WEDDING DRESS,
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  • WHICH IS LOVELY.
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  • BUT LET'S START
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  • WITH THE OBVIOUS, CHRIS,
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  • THAT YOU'RE SITTING HERE
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  • IN A WHEELCHAIR.
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  • I HAVE TO HONESTLY TELL YOU,
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  • I ALWAYS READ BOOKS
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  • OF MY GUESTS.
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  • READING THE FIRST CHAPTER
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  • I SAT AND SOBBED
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  • BECAUSE I'M A MOM OF A SON
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  • WHO PLAYED FOOTBALL TOO.
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  • SO WOULD YOU TELL US
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  • Chris: YEAH.
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  • OCTOBER 16TH, 2010,
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  • AN 18-YEAR OLD KID
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  • DECORAH, IOWA;
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  • SIXTH GAME OF THE SEASON,
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  • EVERYTHING IS GOING
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  • ACCORDING TO PLAN.
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  • I WAS AN 18-YEAR OLD.
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  • I WAS GOING TO EARN
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  • A BUSINESS DEGREE,
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  • MEET THE GIRL OF MY DREAMS,
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  • BECOME AN ALL AMERICAN ATHLETE
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  • AND SOME DAY OWN A LAKE HOUSE
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  • OR BETTER YET,
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  • THE GIRL OF MY DREAM'S FAMILY
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  • ALREADY OWNS A LAKE HOUSE.
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  • Sheila: ALWAYS BETTER, YEAH!
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  • Chris: BUT I WAS JUST
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  • RUNNING DOWN THE FIELD
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  • DURING THE KICK OFF AND
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  • I SEE THIS OPENING FORMING
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  • AND I KNOW THAT BALL CARRIER
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  • IS GOING TO RUN
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  • THROUGH THAT HOLE
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  • AND I'M GOING TO STOP HIM.
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  • I'M JUST GOING TO DRIVE
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  • MY SHOULDER THROUGH HIS LEGS.
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  • WELL, I SEE THAT OPENING
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  • AND I DIVE TO MAKE THE TACKLE
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  • BUT I MISS TIMED MY JUMP
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  • JUST BY A SPLIT SECOND.
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  • SO INSTEAD OF GETTING MY HEAD
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  • IN FRONT OF THE BALL CARRIER
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  • MY HEAD COLLIDES
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  • RIGHT WITH HIS LEGS.
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  • ALL FEELING AND MOVEMENT
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  • FROM MY NECK DOWN.
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  • I WAS COMPLETELY CONSCIOUS,
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  • I'M JUST TELLING MYSELF,
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  • CHRIS, GET UP --
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  • NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRY
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  • TO PUSH OFF THAT GROUND
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  • NOTHING IS WORKING.
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  • LIKE SOMEONE JUST TURNED
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  • THE POWER OFF TO MY BODY.
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  • I JUST KEPT WAITING
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  • THINKING THAT MY STRENGTH
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  • WILL COME BACK.
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  • LATER, I REALIZED I SUFFERED
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  • A SEVERE SPINAL CORD INJURY.
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  • Sheila: YOU THOUGHT
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  • IT WAS A "STINGER"
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  • WHICH CAN HAPPEN IN FOOTBALL
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  • BUT THE FEELING
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  • WOULD IMMEDIATELY COME BACK.
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  • WHAT HAPPENED?
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  • HOW LONG DID YOU LAY THERE
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  • ON THE FIELD BECAUSE WE'VE ALL
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  • HAD THOSE MOMENTS AS PARENTS
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  • WHERE EVERYBODY IN THE ARENA
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  • IS SILENT UNTIL THEY
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  • MAKE SURE THE KID IS OKAY.
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  • WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU THAT DAY?
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  • Chris: I'M JUST LYING THERE.
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  • THE CROWD GOES SILENT.
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  • IT'S KIND OF AN EERIE FEELING
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  • BECAUSE THE CROWD WAS LOUD,
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  • IT WAS BUZZING,
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  • WE'RE MAKING THIS COMEBACK,
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  • AND THEN ALL OF THE SUDDEN
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  • IT'S JUST DEAD SILENT.
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  • THE ATHLETIC TRAINERS RUN OUT,
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  • THEY CHECK ON ME.
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  • THEY START ASKING ME QUESTIONS
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  • LIKE, "CHRIS, CAN YOU MAKE
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  • A FIST WITH YOUR HAND?"
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  • I TRIED MAKING A FIST.
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  • NOTHING WORKS.
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  • "CHRIS, CAN YOU FEEL US
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  • TOUCHING YOUR LEG?"
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  • I COULDN'T FEEL A THING.
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  • THEY KEPT ASKING
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  • THESE QUESTIONS
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  • OVER AND OVER AGAIN BUT
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  • I'M THINKING, YOU KNOW WHAT?
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  • YOU'RE 18 YEARS OLD,
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  • BAD THINGS HAPPEN
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  • TO OTHER PEOPLE;
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  • IT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE
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  • THAT YOU READ ABOUT,
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  • THAT YOU WATCH ON TELEVISION.
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  • THERE IS NO WAY
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  • THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO ME.
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  • THEN THEY CALL IN
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  • FOR THE HELICOPTER
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  • AND THAT'S WHEN I KNEW
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  • THAT THIS IS SERIOUS.
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  • SO AT THAT POINT
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  • I JUST CLOSED MY EYES,
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  • I JUST BEGIN TO PRAY.
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  • GOD, WHATEVER YOU DO,
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  • DO NOT CHANGE MY PLAN.
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  • JUST LET THIS BE A BIG SCARE,
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  • PUT THIS ALL BEHIND ME.
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  • I JUST WANT TO BE
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  • A NORMAL 18-YEAR OLD KID.
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  • I WANT TO PLAY FOOTBALL.
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  • I WANT TO RUN AROUND.
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  • BUT WHATEVER YOU DO,
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  • Randy: I'M WATCHING HIM
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  • TELL JUST A SMALL PART
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  • OF THIS STORY,
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  • JUST SORT OF THE BEGINNING
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  • YOU'RE TALKING WITH YOUR HAND.
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  • YOU'RE MAKING SOME MOTIONS
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  • BUT I REMEMBER READING
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  • IN THE BOOK
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  • HOW THE DOCTOR CAME IN
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  • AND GAVE YOU
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  • A THREE PERCENT CHANCE.
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  • AND YOU SAID, "WHAT?
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  • TO EVER WALK AGAIN?"
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  • HE SAID WHAT?
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  • TO EVER MOVE AGAIN?
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  • SOMETHING LIKE THAT?
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  • Chris: YEAH.
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  • THERE IS A MISCONCEPTION
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  • THAT IT IS
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  • A THREE PERCENT CHANCE
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  • TO WALK.
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  • EASY TO GO TO THAT ASSUMPTION
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  • BUT IN REALITY IT IS
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  • TO MOVE OR FEEL ANYTHING.
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  • IT IS A THREE PERCENT CHANCE
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  • TO SCRATCH AN ITCH
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  • ON YOUR FACE,
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  • TO FEED YOURSELF.
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  • PART OF THAT THREE PERCENT,
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  • WHICH YOU CLEARLY ARE?
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  • Chris: I WAS RESILIENT.
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  • I JUST SAID NO WAY, NOT ME.
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  • I'M NOT GOING TO ACCEPT THIS.
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  • WHATEVER I CAN TO BEAT THIS.
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  • I WENT TO WORK DAY ONE
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  • JUST NODDING MY HEAD
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  • YES AND NO.
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  • I NODDED MY HEAD FOR HOURS.
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  • I LOOKED LIKE
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  • A GIANT BOBBLEHEAD;
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  • JUST BOUNCING MY HEAD AROUND.
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  • I ALSO JUST LIKE HELD OUT
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  • TO THIS HOPE
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  • THAT GOD CAN TAKE THIS PAIN
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  • INTO HIS PURPOSE.
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  • I HAD THIS HOPE.
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  • SO MANY TIMES I CALLED OUT
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  • IT IS WAS LIKE, GOD,
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  • HOW IS THIS PART OF YOUR PLAN?
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  • LIKE WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
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  • ARE YOU SURE YOU KNOW
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  • WHAT YOU'RE DOING?
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  • I JUST HAD NO IDEA
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  • WHAT COULD COME FROM THIS.
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  • I WAS SO SCARED.
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  • SO MANY TIMES I JUST PRAYED.
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  • GOD, CAN YOU GIVE ME
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  • A GLIMMER OF WHAT'S AHEAD?
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  • CAN I JUST KNOW
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  • HOW YOU COULD USE THIS
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  • SO I CAN MAKE
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  • THIS TIME OF SUFFERING
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  • A LITTLE BIT EASIER?
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  • OBVIOUSLY, YOU DON'T GET
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  • THAT GLIMPSE AHEAD,
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  • YOU JUST HAVE TO KEEP GOING
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  • AND STAY HOPEFUL.
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  • Sheila: ONE OF
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  • THE INTERESTING THINGS,
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  • EMILY, BRINGING YOU IN
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  • IS THAT YOU GUYS ACTUALLY MET
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  • THROUGH A DATING APP.
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  • IT MUST GIVE
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  • A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE
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  • HOPE THAT THOSE DATING APPS
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  • ACTUAL DO WORK.
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  • TELL ME, WHAT STAGE
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  • OF YOUR LIFE WERE YOU AT
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  • WHEN YOU AND CHRIS MET?
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  • Emily: WE WERE IN COLLEGE
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  • WHEN WE MET.
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  • WE DEFINITELY WEREN'T
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  • REALLY SEARCHING
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  • FOR A SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP
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  • WHERE WE THOUGHT
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  • IT WAS GOING TO BE
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  • MUCH OF ANYTHING.
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  • BUT GOD HAD THIS AMAZING PLAN
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  • TO BRING US TOGETHER
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  • AND WE HAD
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  • THIS INSTANT CONNECTION
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  • WHERE IT JUST FELT LIKE
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  • IT WAS MEANT TO BE.
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  • THERE'S DEFINITELY FEARS
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  • AND QUESTIONS ABOUT
  • 00:06:47.220 --> 00:06:48.260
  • WHAT IT WOULD LOOK LIKE
  • 00:06:48.260 --> 00:06:50.010
  • BUT JUST TRUSTING GOD
  • 00:06:50.010 --> 00:06:51.040
  • AND KNOWING THAT HE HAD
  • 00:06:52.150 --> 00:06:53.250
  • EVERYTHING I WANTED IN A MAN;
  • 00:06:53.250 --> 00:06:54.290
  • JUST HIS PERSEVERANCE
  • 00:06:54.290 --> 00:06:56.070
  • AND HIS ATTITUDE
  • 00:06:56.070 --> 00:06:57.150
  • AND THE WAY
  • 00:06:57.150 --> 00:06:58.200
  • AND STAYED POSITIVE THROUGH
  • 00:06:59.270 --> 00:07:01.060
  • JUST A DIFFICULT MOMENT
  • 00:07:01.060 --> 00:07:02.140
  • WITH HIS INJURY.
  • 00:07:02.140 --> 00:07:03.190
  • SO I JUST KNEW
  • 00:07:03.190 --> 00:07:04.290
  • THAT WITH HIM EVERYTHING
  • 00:07:04.290 --> 00:07:06.100
  • WOULD BE OKAY IN LIFE
  • 00:07:06.100 --> 00:07:07.210
  • IF I HAD HIM.
  • 00:07:07.210 --> 00:07:09.030
  • Sheila: THE FACT THAT CHRIS
  • 00:07:09.030 --> 00:07:10.150
  • WAS IN A WHEELCHAIR,
  • 00:07:10.150 --> 00:07:11.240
  • THAT WAS NOT AT ALL SOMETHING
  • 00:07:11.240 --> 00:07:13.030
  • THAT GAVE YOU PAUSE?
  • 00:07:13.030 --> 00:07:14.080
  • Emily: IT DID.
  • 00:07:14.080 --> 00:07:15.170
  • I WAS REALLY CURIOUS ABOUT IT,
  • 00:07:15.170 --> 00:07:16.250
  • HONESTLY.
  • 00:07:16.250 --> 00:07:18.060
  • I LIKE TO GET TO KNOW PEOPLE
  • 00:07:18.060 --> 00:07:19.160
  • AND GET TO KNOW WHO THEY ARE.
  • 00:07:19.160 --> 00:07:20.250
  • I WAS VERY, VERY CURIOUS
  • 00:07:20.250 --> 00:07:22.110
  • WITH HOW POSITIVE HE WAS.
  • 00:07:22.110 --> 00:07:23.220
  • LIKE HOW DOES HE DO THIS?
  • 00:07:23.220 --> 00:07:25.200
  • HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?
  • 00:07:25.200 --> 00:07:26.260
  • I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND
  • 00:07:26.260 --> 00:07:28.040
  • HOW YOU COULD DO THAT
  • 00:07:28.040 --> 00:07:29.110
  • IN THAT SITUATION.
  • 00:07:29.110 --> 00:07:30.180
  • SO I WAS VERY CURIOUS
  • 00:07:30.180 --> 00:07:31.220
  • AND ASKED A LOT OF QUESTIONS
  • 00:07:31.220 --> 00:07:32.290
  • ABOUT HIS SITUATION
  • 00:07:32.290 --> 00:07:34.070
  • TO GET TO KNOW HIM.
  • 00:07:34.070 --> 00:07:35.130
  • AND THAT WAS REALLY WHAT
  • 00:07:35.130 --> 00:07:36.210
  • HELPED WITH OUR CONNECTION,
  • 00:07:36.210 --> 00:07:37.280
  • IS REALLY GETTING TO KNOW HIM
  • 00:07:37.280 --> 00:07:39.090
  • WITH THOSE THINGS.
  • 00:07:39.090 --> 00:07:40.200
  • Chris: BUT I WAS WORRIED
  • 00:07:40.200 --> 00:07:41.270
  • BECAUSE BEFORE
  • 00:07:41.270 --> 00:07:43.020
  • WE OFFICIALLY MET,
  • 00:07:43.020 --> 00:07:44.080
  • WE WERE TEXTING
  • 00:07:44.080 --> 00:07:45.140
  • AND SHE'S LIKE, "HOW ABOUT
  • 00:07:45.140 --> 00:07:46.220
  • I JUST COME BY YOUR HOUSE
  • 00:07:46.220 --> 00:07:47.270
  • AND I'LL JUST PICK YOU UP?
  • 00:07:47.270 --> 00:07:49.040
  • YOU CAN PUT THE CHAIR
  • 00:07:49.040 --> 00:07:50.110
  • IN THE BACK SEAT."
  • 00:07:50.110 --> 00:07:51.150
  • I'M THINKING, OH NO.
  • 00:07:51.150 --> 00:07:52.240
  • LIKE SHE DRIVES
  • 00:07:52.240 --> 00:07:54.030
  • A LITTLE YELLOW TWO DOOR CAR
  • 00:07:54.030 --> 00:07:55.120
  • AND SHE HAS NO IDEA WHAT
  • 00:07:55.120 --> 00:07:56.220
  • SHE IS GETTING HERSELF INTO.
  • 00:07:56.220 --> 00:07:58.040
  • LIKE SHE HAS NO IDEA
  • 00:07:58.040 --> 00:07:59.170
  • WHAT IT TAKES
  • 00:07:59.170 --> 00:08:01.080
  • TO GET ME TRANSFERRED OVER,
  • 00:08:01.080 --> 00:08:02.190
  • GET MY CHAIR APART,
  • 00:08:02.190 --> 00:08:03.260
  • IF MY CHAIR WOULD EVEN FIT
  • 00:08:03.260 --> 00:08:05.080
  • IN THE SIZE OF THAT VEHICLE.
  • 00:08:05.080 --> 00:08:06.170
  • SO I'M THINKING,
  • 00:08:06.170 --> 00:08:07.270
  • THIS IS GOING TO FAIL.
  • 00:08:07.270 --> 00:08:09.070
  • Emily: NO,
  • 00:08:09.070 --> 00:08:10.140
  • I WAS VERY NAIVE TO IT ALL.
  • 00:08:10.140 --> 00:08:11.210
  • BUT WE JUST MADE IT WORK.
  • 00:08:11.210 --> 00:08:13.020
  • WHEN YOU HEAR HER TALKING,
  • 00:08:14.140 --> 00:08:15.270
  • BECAUSE THERE WAS A POINT
  • 00:08:15.270 --> 00:08:17.040
  • WHERE YOU FELT LIKE
  • 00:08:17.040 --> 00:08:18.180
  • ALL YOUR DREAMS IN LIFE
  • 00:08:18.180 --> 00:08:19.260
  • YET I JUST HEARD HER SAYING
  • 00:08:21.140 --> 00:08:23.000
  • THAT SHE MET THE MAN
  • 00:08:23.000 --> 00:08:24.150
  • THAT WAS EVERYTHING
  • 00:08:24.150 --> 00:08:26.030
  • SHE HOPED FOR,
  • 00:08:26.030 --> 00:08:27.130
  • THE MAN WHO HAD EVERYTHING
  • 00:08:27.130 --> 00:08:28.250
  • SHE WANTED IN A MAN.
  • 00:08:28.250 --> 00:08:30.040
  • HOW DOES THAT
  • 00:08:30.040 --> 00:08:31.110
  • MAKE YOU FEEL NOW?
  • 00:08:31.110 --> 00:08:32.200
  • Chris: IT MAKES ME PROUD,
  • 00:08:32.200 --> 00:08:33.280
  • I GUESS, JUST BLESSED
  • 00:08:33.280 --> 00:08:35.160
  • IN MY LIFE.
  • 00:08:37.270 --> 00:08:39.160
  • SOMETHING I DISCOVERED
  • 00:08:39.160 --> 00:08:40.260
  • AS I WAS GOING
  • 00:08:40.260 --> 00:08:42.030
  • THROUGH MY JOURNEY,
  • 00:08:42.030 --> 00:08:43.100
  • IN MY PHYSICAL ABILITY,
  • 00:08:44.210 --> 00:08:46.080
  • IN MY ABILITY TO RUN AND WALK
  • 00:08:46.080 --> 00:08:47.200
  • AND HOW MUCH WEIGHT
  • 00:08:47.200 --> 00:08:49.020
  • I COULD LIFT,
  • 00:08:49.020 --> 00:08:50.140
  • AND LIKE MY SUCCESS
  • 00:08:50.140 --> 00:08:51.290
  • ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD
  • 00:08:51.290 --> 00:08:53.090
  • AND ATHLETICS.
  • 00:08:53.090 --> 00:08:54.190
  • I'M LIKE HOW CAN I BE A MAN
  • 00:08:54.190 --> 00:08:56.020
  • WITHOUT THAT PHYSICALITY,
  • 00:08:56.040 --> 00:08:59.040
  • WITH THAT STRENGTH
  • 00:08:59.040 --> 00:09:00.190
  • THAT YOU THINK OF?
  • 00:09:00.190 --> 00:09:02.230
  • I LEARNED THAT PEOPLE
  • 00:09:02.230 --> 00:09:04.080
  • REALLY VALUE WHO YOU ARE
  • 00:09:04.080 --> 00:09:05.230
  • AS A PERSON OF VALUE,
  • 00:09:05.230 --> 00:09:07.190
  • AT HOW YOU MAKE THEM FEEL
  • 00:09:07.190 --> 00:09:09.030
  • VERSUS HOW QUICKLY
  • 00:09:09.030 --> 00:09:10.150
  • YOU CAN MOVE
  • 00:09:10.150 --> 00:09:11.280
  • OR HOW MUCH YOU CAN LIFT.
  • 00:09:11.280 --> 00:09:13.200
  • I BEGAN TO SEE THAT
  • 00:09:13.200 --> 00:09:15.130
  • IN OTHER PEOPLE
  • 00:09:15.130 --> 00:09:16.260
  • THAT THOSE OTHER THINGS DIDN'T
  • 00:09:16.260 --> 00:09:18.100
  • REALLY MATTER TO THEM AS MUCH
  • 00:09:18.100 --> 00:09:19.180
  • AS THEY MATTERED TO ME.
  • 00:09:19.180 --> 00:09:20.270
  • I REALLY WANTED TO MAKE SURE
  • 00:09:20.270 --> 00:09:22.120
  • I COULD ADD VALUE
  • 00:09:22.120 --> 00:09:23.280
  • TO OTHER PEOPLE IN OTHER WAYS
  • 00:09:23.280 --> 00:09:25.100
  • AND BRING JOY TO THEM.
  • 00:09:25.100 --> 00:09:28.030
  • AND YOU CAN DO THAT
  • 00:09:28.030 --> 00:09:29.210
  • WITHOUT PHYSICAL ABILITY.
  • 00:09:29.210 --> 00:09:30.280
  • Sheila: ONE OF THE THINGS
  • 00:09:30.280 --> 00:09:32.060
  • I THINK IS AMAZING IS
  • 00:09:32.060 --> 00:09:33.150
  • YOU MADE A DETERMINATION
  • 00:09:33.150 --> 00:09:34.240
  • THAT WHEN YOU GRADUATED
  • 00:09:34.240 --> 00:09:36.000
  • FROM COLLEGE
  • 00:09:36.000 --> 00:09:37.060
  • YOU WANTED TO BE ABLE
  • 00:09:37.060 --> 00:09:38.130
  • TO WALK ACROSS
  • 00:09:38.130 --> 00:09:39.210
  • AND PICK UP YOUR DIPLOMA.
  • 00:09:39.210 --> 00:09:40.270
  • WHAT WAS THE PROCESS OF
  • 00:09:40.270 --> 00:09:42.080
  • GETTING READY FOR THAT LIKE?
  • 00:09:42.080 --> 00:09:43.170
  • BECAUSE THAT MUST HAVE SEEMED
  • 00:09:43.170 --> 00:09:45.000
  • TO SO MANY PEOPLE
  • 00:09:45.000 --> 00:09:46.090
  • AN IMPOSSIBLE DREAM.
  • 00:09:46.090 --> 00:09:47.150
  • Chris: IT FELT IMPOSSIBLE
  • 00:09:47.150 --> 00:09:48.260
  • AT TIMES, I'M NOT GOING TO LIE
  • 00:09:48.260 --> 00:09:50.210
  • BUT IT WAS JUST A DREAM
  • 00:09:50.210 --> 00:09:52.110
  • THAT WE JUST,
  • 00:09:52.110 --> 00:09:53.200
  • BOTH OF US CLUNG ON TO.
  • 00:09:53.200 --> 00:09:54.240
  • WE'RE GOING
  • 00:09:54.240 --> 00:09:55.280
  • TO FIGURE OUT A WAY
  • 00:09:55.280 --> 00:09:57.020
  • EACH AND EVERY DAY JUST
  • 00:09:57.020 --> 00:09:58.090
  • TO GET A LITTLE BIT BETTER
  • 00:09:58.090 --> 00:09:59.160
  • AND PUT AS MUCH AS TIME
  • 00:09:59.160 --> 00:10:00.210
  • AND EFFORT INTO IT
  • 00:10:00.210 --> 00:10:02.020
  • TO MAKE IT INTO A REALITY.
  • 00:10:02.020 --> 00:10:03.110
  • SO WE WOULD PUT IN TOGETHER
  • 00:10:03.110 --> 00:10:04.230
  • FOUR TO SIX HOURS OF TRAINING
  • 00:10:04.230 --> 00:10:06.180
  • JUST TO TRY TO MAKE
  • 00:10:06.180 --> 00:10:08.070
  • THIS DREAM A REALIZATION.
  • 00:10:08.070 --> 00:10:11.030
  • SO IT WAS JUST A LOT OF TIME,
  • 00:10:11.030 --> 00:10:12.280
  • A LOT OF EFFORT
  • 00:10:12.280 --> 00:10:14.050
  • AND THANKFULLY, I HAD
  • 00:10:14.050 --> 00:10:15.170
  • A GREAT PERSONAL TRAINER.
  • 00:10:15.170 --> 00:10:16.290
  • [Laughter]
  • 00:10:16.290 --> 00:10:18.110
  • Sheila: ONE OF THE THINGS
  • 00:10:18.110 --> 00:10:19.250
  • THAT MAKE YOU
  • 00:10:19.250 --> 00:10:21.050
  • SUCH A PERFECT COUPLE
  • 00:10:21.050 --> 00:10:22.170
  • IS WHEN YOU WERE A LITTLE GIRL
  • 00:10:22.170 --> 00:10:23.250
  • YOU HAVE ALWAYS HAD A HEART
  • 00:10:23.250 --> 00:10:25.130
  • FOR WHAT'S INSIDE OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:10:25.130 --> 00:10:26.230
  • TALK ABOUT YOUR LOVE
  • 00:10:26.230 --> 00:10:27.280
  • FOR CHILDREN
  • 00:10:27.280 --> 00:10:29.070
  • WHO DON'T HAVE PERHAPS
  • 00:10:29.070 --> 00:10:30.170
  • Emily: YES.
  • 00:10:31.230 --> 00:10:33.000
  • I GREW UP IN A GREAT FAMILY,
  • 00:10:33.000 --> 00:10:34.090
  • ALWAYS HAD SUPPORT AND LOVE.
  • 00:10:34.090 --> 00:10:35.150
  • DIDN'T KNOW THAT
  • 00:10:35.150 --> 00:10:36.200
  • THAT DIDN'T HAVE THAT.
  • 00:10:38.010 --> 00:10:39.110
  • BUT WHEN I WAS GROWING UP
  • 00:10:39.110 --> 00:10:40.170
  • I STARTED MENTORING
  • 00:10:40.170 --> 00:10:41.260
  • AND I MET WHITLEY,
  • 00:10:41.260 --> 00:10:42.290
  • WHO ENDED UP GOING
  • 00:10:42.290 --> 00:10:44.050
  • INTO FOSTER CARE.
  • 00:10:44.050 --> 00:10:45.110
  • SHE GOT TAKEN AWAY
  • 00:10:45.110 --> 00:10:46.180
  • FROM HER MOM.
  • 00:10:46.180 --> 00:10:47.210
  • I JUST COULD NOT BELIEVE
  • 00:10:47.210 --> 00:10:48.260
  • THERE WERE KIDS THAT I KNEW
  • 00:10:48.260 --> 00:10:49.270
  • THAT I WAS MENTORING
  • 00:10:49.270 --> 00:10:51.040
  • THAT THEN DIDN'T HAVE
  • 00:10:51.040 --> 00:10:52.110
  • THAT FAMILY SUPPORT
  • 00:10:52.110 --> 00:10:53.140
  • AND THAT LOVE THAT I HAD.
  • 00:10:53.140 --> 00:10:54.210
  • SO I JUST HAD A PASSION
  • 00:10:54.210 --> 00:10:56.050
  • AND I LOVED TO JUST BE ABLE
  • 00:10:56.050 --> 00:10:57.150
  • TO HELP OTHERS SEE
  • 00:10:57.150 --> 00:10:58.220
  • THAT THEY'RE SPECIAL
  • 00:10:58.220 --> 00:10:59.290
  • AND THAT THEY MATTER
  • 00:10:59.290 --> 00:11:01.060
  • AND THAT GOD HAS A PLAN.
  • 00:11:01.060 --> 00:11:02.150
  • IT BECAME
  • 00:11:02.150 --> 00:11:03.220
  • MY ABSOLUTE LIFE GOAL
  • 00:11:03.220 --> 00:11:05.200
  • TO JUST DO THAT BECAUSE
  • 00:11:05.200 --> 00:11:07.000
  • I COULD NOT BELIEVE THERE
  • 00:11:07.000 --> 00:11:08.290
  • WERE OTHER KIDS OUT THERE
  • 00:11:08.290 --> 00:11:10.110
  • WHO WERE GOING THROUGH
  • 00:11:10.110 --> 00:11:11.180
  • ABUSE AND NEGLECT
  • 00:11:11.180 --> 00:11:12.290
  • AND LIVING IN GROUP HOMES
  • 00:11:12.290 --> 00:11:14.100
  • WITHOUT A FAMILY.
  • 00:11:14.100 --> 00:11:15.180
  • IT WAS MY LIFE PURPOSE THEN.
  • 00:11:15.180 --> 00:11:17.070
  • Sheila: IT'S AMAZING!
  • 00:11:17.070 --> 00:11:18.180
  • Randy: YOU'VE DONE
  • 00:11:18.180 --> 00:11:19.220
  • PRETTY WELL DON'T YOU THINK?
  • 00:11:19.220 --> 00:11:20.270
  • Sheila: I THINK SO.
  • 00:11:20.270 --> 00:11:22.010
  • YES, AMAZING!
  • 00:11:22.010 --> 00:11:23.060
  • Randy: HOW MANY CHILDREN
  • 00:11:23.060 --> 00:11:24.090
  • DO YOU HAVE?
  • 00:11:24.090 --> 00:11:25.200
  • Emily: WE HAVE FIVE KIDS
  • 00:11:25.200 --> 00:11:26.280
  • RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:11:26.280 --> 00:11:28.080
  • SO WE'VE ADOPTED FIVE KIDS.
  • 00:11:28.080 --> 00:11:29.160
  • WE'VE BEEN FOSTER PARENTS
  • 00:11:29.160 --> 00:11:30.240
  • FOR THREE YEARS NOW.
  • 00:11:30.240 --> 00:11:31.270
  • WE'VE HAD 17 KIDS IN ALL.
  • 00:11:31.270 --> 00:11:33.000
  • Sheila: 17 CHILDREN!
  • 00:11:33.000 --> 00:11:34.080
  • THAT'S UNBELIEVABLE!
  • 00:11:34.080 --> 00:11:35.210
  • Emily: WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT.
  • 00:11:35.210 --> 00:11:37.000
  • IT'S BY FAR
  • 00:11:37.000 --> 00:11:38.100
  • THE GREATEST THING
  • 00:11:38.100 --> 00:11:39.210
  • THAT WE'VE EVER DONE.
  • 00:11:39.210 --> 00:11:41.020
  • JUST TO BE ABLE
  • 00:11:41.020 --> 00:11:42.060
  • TO TAKE THESE KIDS
  • 00:11:42.060 --> 00:11:43.080
  • WHO'VE GONE THROUGH SO MUCH
  • 00:11:43.080 --> 00:11:44.120
  • AND THEY'RE AT SUCH
  • 00:11:44.120 --> 00:11:45.170
  • A VULNERABLE PLACE AND
  • 00:11:45.170 --> 00:11:46.210
  • THEY NEED LOVE AND SUPPORT,
  • 00:11:46.210 --> 00:11:48.020
  • AND SOMETHING A LOT OF US
  • 00:11:48.020 --> 00:11:49.130
  • ARE VERY CAPABLE OF DOING.
  • 00:11:49.130 --> 00:11:50.220
  • Sheila: ONE OF THE THINGS
  • 00:11:50.220 --> 00:11:52.120
  • YOU TALK ABOUT IN THE BOOK
  • 00:11:52.120 --> 00:11:53.250
  • THAT'S VERY VULNERABLE
  • 00:11:53.250 --> 00:11:55.060
  • IS YOU TALK ABOUT YOUR OWN,
  • 00:11:55.060 --> 00:11:56.210
  • I DON'T KNOW WHETHER IT JUST
  • 00:11:56.210 --> 00:11:58.060
  • HIT YOU OUT OF NOWHERE
  • 00:11:58.060 --> 00:11:59.150
  • BUT A REAL DARK NIGHT WHERE
  • 00:11:59.150 --> 00:12:00.200
  • YOU WERE HIT WITH DEPRESSION.
  • 00:12:00.200 --> 00:12:01.200
  • I WANT YOU BOTH
  • 00:12:01.200 --> 00:12:02.200
  • TO TALK ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:12:02.200 --> 00:12:03.200
  • BECAUSE WHAT A LOT OF PEOPLE
  • 00:12:03.200 --> 00:12:04.240
  • DON'T UNDERSTAND IS
  • 00:12:04.240 --> 00:12:05.240
  • IT DOESN'T JUST AFFECT
  • 00:12:05.240 --> 00:12:06.240
  • THE PERSON WHO IS SUFFERING,
  • 00:12:06.240 --> 00:12:07.240
  • IT AFFECTS THE PERSON
  • 00:12:07.240 --> 00:12:08.240
  • WHO LOVES THE PERSON
  • 00:12:08.240 --> 00:12:09.240
  • WHO IS SUFFERING.
  • 00:12:09.240 --> 00:12:10.240
  • WHAT WAS THAT LIKE FOR YOU?
  • 00:12:10.240 --> 00:12:11.280
  • Emily: OH IT WAS SUPER HARD.
  • 00:12:11.280 --> 00:12:13.060
  • SO RIGHT AFTER COLLEGE,
  • 00:12:13.060 --> 00:12:14.090
  • RIGHT AFTER
  • 00:12:14.090 --> 00:12:15.120
  • THE GRADUATION WALK, ACTUALLY,
  • 00:12:15.120 --> 00:12:16.150
  • WE WERE SO BUSY WITH IT,
  • 00:12:16.150 --> 00:12:17.180
  • JUST COMPLETELY FOCUSED
  • 00:12:17.180 --> 00:12:18.270
  • ON DOING THE GRADUATION WALK
  • 00:12:18.270 --> 00:12:20.050
  • AND I HAD STARTED SEEING SOME
  • 00:12:20.050 --> 00:12:21.160
  • DIFFERENT SIGNS BEFORE THAT
  • 00:12:21.160 --> 00:12:22.260
  • WHERE I WAS STARTING
  • 00:12:22.260 --> 00:12:24.030
  • TO FEEL LIKE I DIDN'T CARE
  • 00:12:24.030 --> 00:12:25.100
  • AS MUCH AS I USED TO.
  • 00:12:25.100 --> 00:12:26.150
  • I USED TO TAKE
  • 00:12:26.150 --> 00:12:27.240
  • EVERYBODY'S STORIES
  • 00:12:27.240 --> 00:12:29.020
  • AND THE KIDS
  • 00:12:29.020 --> 00:12:30.090
  • THAT I WAS TRYING TO HELP
  • 00:12:30.090 --> 00:12:31.180
  • AND PUT IT ON MY SHOULDERS
  • 00:12:31.180 --> 00:12:32.240
  • AND FELT LIKE
  • 00:12:32.240 --> 00:12:34.010
  • THIS RESPONSIBILITY;
  • 00:12:34.010 --> 00:12:35.070
  • LIKE IT WAS MY RESPONSIBILITY
  • 00:12:35.070 --> 00:12:36.130
  • TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
  • 00:12:36.130 --> 00:12:37.240
  • I DIDN'T REALLY --
  • 00:12:37.240 --> 00:12:38.290
  • DIDN'T GIVE IT TO GOD
  • 00:12:38.290 --> 00:12:40.040
  • AND I TRIED TO DO IT
  • 00:12:40.040 --> 00:12:41.120
  • FOR TOO LONG.
  • 00:12:41.120 --> 00:12:42.190
  • AND THEN I GOT TO A POINT
  • 00:12:42.190 --> 00:12:43.260
  • WHERE I STARTED
  • 00:12:43.260 --> 00:12:45.020
  • SHUTTING MYSELF DOWN
  • 00:12:45.020 --> 00:12:46.070
  • AND I STOPPED CARING AS MUCH.
  • 00:12:46.070 --> 00:12:47.110
  • RIGHT AFTER
  • 00:12:47.110 --> 00:12:48.180
  • THE GRADUATION WALK
  • 00:12:48.180 --> 00:12:49.200
  • IT JUST HIT ME.
  • 00:12:49.200 --> 00:12:50.250
  • I WENT THROUGH A TIME WHERE
  • 00:12:50.250 --> 00:12:52.060
  • I DID NOT HAVE ANY HOPE.
  • 00:12:52.060 --> 00:12:54.180
  • I DIDN'T THINK I WAS EVER
  • 00:12:54.180 --> 00:12:55.270
  • GOING TO BE ME AGAIN.
  • 00:12:55.270 --> 00:12:57.110
  • I WENT COMPLETELY AWAY
  • 00:12:57.110 --> 00:12:58.180
  • FROM GOD.
  • 00:12:58.180 --> 00:12:59.220
  • IT WAS TOO HARD
  • 00:12:59.220 --> 00:13:00.290
  • TO FACE WHAT I WAS FEELING.
  • 00:13:00.290 --> 00:13:02.050
  • I DON'T LIKE BEING VULNERABLE;
  • 00:13:02.050 --> 00:13:03.170
  • I DON'T LIKE IT AT ALL.
  • 00:13:03.170 --> 00:13:04.260
  • WHICH DOES NOT
  • 00:13:06.020 --> 00:13:07.060
  • GET YOU ANYWHERE,
  • 00:13:07.060 --> 00:13:08.120
  • THAT'S FOR SURE.
  • 00:13:08.120 --> 00:13:09.180
  • BUT A LOT OF PAIN
  • 00:13:09.180 --> 00:13:10.260
  • AND EXTRA SUFFERING.
  • 00:13:10.260 --> 00:13:12.020
  • WHERE EVERYTHING
  • 00:13:13.100 --> 00:13:14.150
  • WAS JUST SO, SO HARD.
  • 00:13:14.150 --> 00:13:15.270
  • Sheila: WHAT WAS THAT LIKE
  • 00:13:15.270 --> 00:13:17.040
  • FOR YOU, CHRIS, WATCHING THAT?
  • 00:13:17.040 --> 00:13:18.090
  • Chris: IT WAS TOUGH.
  • 00:13:18.090 --> 00:13:19.130
  • I JUST DIDN'T UNDERSTAND IT
  • 00:13:19.130 --> 00:13:20.170
  • AT FIRST TOO
  • 00:13:20.170 --> 00:13:21.220
  • SO I DIDN'T COME AT IT
  • 00:13:21.220 --> 00:13:23.000
  • FROM A GREAT PLACE.
  • 00:13:23.000 --> 00:13:24.080
  • Sheila: BECAUSE YOU'RE JUST
  • 00:13:24.080 --> 00:13:25.170
  • A MOTIVATIONAL PERSON.
  • 00:13:25.170 --> 00:13:26.200
  • Chris: YEAH, I'M THINKING,
  • 00:13:26.200 --> 00:13:27.200
  • I'M GOING TO MOTIVATE HER.
  • 00:13:27.200 --> 00:13:28.250
  • YEAH, I'LL MOTIVATE HER.
  • 00:13:28.250 --> 00:13:30.010
  • I CAN DO THIS.
  • 00:13:30.010 --> 00:13:31.070
  • I CAN FIX THIS.
  • 00:13:31.070 --> 00:13:32.180
  • THAT DIDN'T WORK AT ALL!
  • 00:13:32.180 --> 00:13:35.120
  • Randy: WHAT DID WORK FINALLY?
  • 00:13:35.120 --> 00:13:37.130
  • SO I HAD THESE VIEWS
  • 00:13:39.040 --> 00:13:40.260
  • THAT I HAD TO DO IT MYSELF.
  • 00:13:40.260 --> 00:13:43.230
  • I'M EXTREMELY INDEPENDENT.
  • 00:13:43.230 --> 00:13:45.030
  • I HAD TO DO THIS BY MYSELF.
  • 00:13:46.080 --> 00:13:47.090
  • AND IF I COULDN'T GET
  • 00:13:47.090 --> 00:13:48.130
  • THROUGH THIS THEN I WAS GOING
  • 00:13:48.130 --> 00:13:49.170
  • TO BE IN TROUBLE IN LIFE
  • 00:13:49.170 --> 00:13:50.250
  • IF I GO THROUGH SOMETHING
  • 00:13:50.250 --> 00:13:52.020
  • REALLY HARD.
  • 00:13:52.020 --> 00:13:53.060
  • LIKE I WASN'T GOING
  • 00:13:53.060 --> 00:13:54.110
  • TO MAKE IT.
  • 00:13:54.110 --> 00:13:55.170
  • SO I HAD THIS VIEW
  • 00:13:55.170 --> 00:13:56.200
  • THAT I HAD TO PROVE TO MYSELF
  • 00:13:56.200 --> 00:13:57.250
  • THAT I COULD DO IT.
  • 00:13:57.250 --> 00:13:59.020
  • THAT'S WHY IT WENT ON
  • 00:13:59.020 --> 00:14:00.100
  • FOR ALMOST THREE YEARS
  • 00:14:00.100 --> 00:14:01.160
  • WHERE I STRUGGLED
  • 00:14:01.160 --> 00:14:02.260
  • AND WAS SO AGAINST
  • 00:14:02.260 --> 00:14:04.030
  • GETTING THAT HELP.
  • 00:14:04.030 --> 00:14:05.090
  • I FELT LIKE IT WAS GOING
  • 00:14:05.090 --> 00:14:06.180
  • TO SHOW WEAKNESS
  • 00:14:06.180 --> 00:14:07.250
  • AND THAT I COULDN'T DO IT.
  • 00:14:07.250 --> 00:14:09.040
  • THEN ALL OF THE SUDDEN
  • 00:14:09.040 --> 00:14:10.160
  • I WENT TO CHURCH AND REALIZED
  • 00:14:10.160 --> 00:14:11.280
  • I NEEDED TO PRAY AGAIN
  • 00:14:11.280 --> 00:14:13.070
  • LIKE THE WHOLE MESSAGE
  • 00:14:13.070 --> 00:14:14.190
  • WAS ABOUT PRAYING.
  • 00:14:14.190 --> 00:14:15.260
  • FROM THERE WE FOUND
  • 00:14:15.260 --> 00:14:17.090
  • AN AMAZING CHURCH
  • 00:14:17.090 --> 00:14:18.210
  • THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE
  • 00:14:18.210 --> 00:14:20.050
  • TO CALL OUR HOME,
  • 00:14:20.050 --> 00:14:21.160
  • CHRIST FELLOWSHIP
  • 00:14:21.160 --> 00:14:22.270
  • AND IT'S CHANGED EVERYTHING.
  • 00:14:22.270 --> 00:14:24.060
  • THERE WAS ONE MESSAGE THAT
  • 00:14:24.060 --> 00:14:25.200
  • I HEARD AT THE VERY BEGINNING
  • 00:14:25.200 --> 00:14:26.270
  • THE PASTOR SHARED
  • 00:14:26.270 --> 00:14:28.050
  • THAT SOMETIMES PEOPLE GO
  • 00:14:28.050 --> 00:14:29.180
  • THROUGH HARD TIMES
  • 00:14:29.180 --> 00:14:30.290
  • TO TAKE PARTS AWAY THAT
  • 00:14:30.290 --> 00:14:32.100
  • AREN'T SUPPOSED TO BE THERE,
  • 00:14:32.100 --> 00:14:33.200
  • TO PREPARE YOU
  • 00:14:33.200 --> 00:14:35.010
  • FOR WHAT GOD HAS.
  • 00:14:35.010 --> 00:14:36.060
  • HE EVEN SAID, SOMETIMES PEOPLE
  • 00:14:36.060 --> 00:14:37.140
  • WHO ARE VERY INDEPENDENT
  • 00:14:37.140 --> 00:14:38.190
  • GO THROUGH A TIME
  • 00:14:38.190 --> 00:14:39.230
  • WHERE THEY REALIZE
  • 00:14:39.230 --> 00:14:41.030
  • YOU HAVE TO DEPEND ON GOD.
  • 00:14:41.030 --> 00:14:42.090
  • I LEARNED THAT AND I WOULD NOT
  • 00:14:42.090 --> 00:14:43.130
  • BE ABLE TO DO WHAT I DO NOW
  • 00:14:43.130 --> 00:14:44.190
  • IF I DIDN'T LEARN THAT.
  • 00:14:44.190 --> 00:14:45.290
  • Sheila: WHY IS THE BOOK CALLED
  • 00:14:45.290 --> 00:14:47.100
  • THE SEVEN LONGEST YARDS ?
  • 00:14:47.100 --> 00:14:49.270
  • Chris: WE SET THE GOAL
  • 00:14:49.270 --> 00:14:51.190
  • THAT WE WERE GOING TO WALK
  • 00:14:51.190 --> 00:14:53.000
  • SEVEN YARDS DOWN THE AISLE
  • 00:14:53.000 --> 00:14:54.100
  • OF OUR WEDDING,
  • 00:14:54.100 --> 00:14:55.200
  • ON APRIL 21ST OF 2018,
  • 00:14:55.200 --> 00:14:57.260
  • SEVEN YARDS MARKING
  • 00:14:57.260 --> 00:14:59.080
  • THE SEVEN-YEAR INJURY
  • 00:14:59.080 --> 00:15:00.240
  • ANNIVERSARY,
  • 00:15:00.240 --> 00:15:02.060
  • AND THREE YARDS FURTHER
  • 00:15:02.060 --> 00:15:03.160
  • THAN THE GRADUATION WALK.
  • 00:15:03.160 --> 00:15:04.240
  • AND HONESTLY, THOUGH,
  • 00:15:04.240 --> 00:15:06.080
  • THE WALK THAT WE DID
  • 00:15:06.080 --> 00:15:07.170
  • DOWN THE AISLE OF OUR WEDDING
  • 00:15:07.170 --> 00:15:09.010
  • WAS THE EASIEST PART
  • 00:15:09.010 --> 00:15:10.290
  • OF OUR JOURNEY.
  • 00:15:10.290 --> 00:15:12.110
  • HONESTLY, IT WAS EVERYTHING
  • 00:15:12.110 --> 00:15:13.200
  • LEADING UP TO THAT
  • 00:15:13.200 --> 00:15:14.260
  • WHICH WAS THE CHALLENGING,
  • 00:15:14.260 --> 00:15:16.120
  • MOST DIFFICULT,
  • 00:15:16.120 --> 00:15:17.200
  • TRYING TIMES OF OUR LIFE.
  • 00:15:17.200 --> 00:15:19.090
  • BUT GOING DOWN THAT AISLE WAY
  • 00:15:19.090 --> 00:15:22.070
  • WITH HER BY MY SIDE,
  • 00:15:22.070 --> 00:15:23.220
  • IT WAS JUST PERFECT.
  • 00:15:23.220 --> 00:15:25.080
  • THERE IS NO OTHER PERSON
  • 00:15:25.080 --> 00:15:26.150
  • I WANTED TO BE THERE
  • 00:15:26.150 --> 00:15:27.190
  • THAN EMILY.
  • 00:15:27.190 --> 00:15:28.260
  • AND TO SHARE
  • 00:15:28.260 --> 00:15:30.010
  • THE REST OF MY LIFE WITH HER
  • 00:15:30.010 --> 00:15:31.070
  • WAS SO SPECIAL
  • 00:15:31.070 --> 00:15:32.160
  • AND IT GAVE US SO MUCH PEACE.
  • 00:15:32.160 --> 00:15:34.020
  • I WAS SO MOTIVATED,
  • 00:15:34.020 --> 00:15:35.100
  • I COULD HAVE WALKED 14 YARDS.
  • 00:15:35.100 --> 00:15:36.260
  • [Laughter]
  • 00:15:36.260 --> 00:15:38.100
  • Randy: WHAT'S YOUR PROSPECT
  • 00:15:38.100 --> 00:15:39.250
  • FOR THE FUTURE
  • 00:15:39.250 --> 00:15:41.040
  • AS FAR AS WALKING MORE?
  • 00:15:41.040 --> 00:15:42.210
  • Chris: I DON'T KNOW.
  • 00:15:42.210 --> 00:15:44.010
  • I STILL TRAIN.
  • 00:15:44.010 --> 00:15:45.150
  • I'M STILL HOPEFUL
  • 00:15:45.150 --> 00:15:46.260
  • FOR THE FUTURE
  • 00:15:46.260 --> 00:15:48.050
  • BUT I'M CONTENT
  • 00:15:48.050 --> 00:15:49.130
  • WITH WHERE I'M AT.
  • 00:15:49.130 --> 00:15:50.190
  • INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH,
  • 00:15:50.190 --> 00:15:51.280
  • SO MANY PEOPLE,
  • 00:15:51.280 --> 00:15:53.080
  • THEY COME UP TO ME
  • 00:15:53.080 --> 00:15:54.200
  • AND THEY PRAY FOR MY HEALING
  • 00:15:54.200 --> 00:15:55.270
  • AND FOR MY WALKING,
  • 00:15:55.270 --> 00:15:57.040
  • WHICH I APPRECIATE
  • 00:15:57.040 --> 00:15:58.120
  • BUT HONESTLY, WHEN I RECOGNIZE
  • 00:15:58.120 --> 00:15:59.170
  • AND I THINK ABOUT
  • 00:15:59.170 --> 00:16:01.060
  • MY OWN PRAYERS, I NEVER PRAY
  • 00:16:01.060 --> 00:16:02.120
  • FOR HEALING OR WALKING.
  • 00:16:02.120 --> 00:16:03.200
  • THAT'S NOT WHAT CONSUMES ME.
  • 00:16:03.200 --> 00:16:05.000
  • WHAT I THINK ABOUT IS
  • 00:16:05.000 --> 00:16:06.090
  • MY WIFE, MY FAMILY, MY KIDS,
  • 00:16:06.090 --> 00:16:07.160
  • AND JUST MAKING AN IMPACT
  • 00:16:07.160 --> 00:16:08.270
  • ON OTHERS.
  • 00:16:08.270 --> 00:16:10.050
  • THAT'S REALLY WHAT I PRAY FOR
  • 00:16:10.050 --> 00:16:11.210
  • BECAUSE I'M THAT CONTENT
  • 00:16:11.210 --> 00:16:13.050
  • WITH MY LIFE.
  • 00:16:13.050 --> 00:16:14.170
  • Sheila: THAT'S BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:16:14.170 --> 00:16:15.210
  • ONE OF THE THINGS
  • 00:16:15.210 --> 00:16:16.220
  • THAT'S REALLY MOVING
  • 00:16:16.220 --> 00:16:17.230
  • IS THAT EVEN WHILE
  • 00:16:17.230 --> 00:16:18.240
  • YOU WERE STILL IN COLLEGE
  • 00:16:18.240 --> 00:16:19.260
  • YOU SET UP A FOUNDATION
  • 00:16:19.260 --> 00:16:21.010
  • BECAUSE YOU REALIZED
  • 00:16:21.010 --> 00:16:22.070
  • THAT SOME OTHER PEOPLE
  • 00:16:22.070 --> 00:16:23.100
  • MAYBE DIDN'T HAVE ALL THE HELP
  • 00:16:23.100 --> 00:16:24.130
  • THAT YOU DO.
  • 00:16:24.130 --> 00:16:25.170
  • Chris: SO WE STARTED
  • 00:16:26.250 --> 00:16:28.000
  • THE CHRIS NORTON FOUNDATION
  • 00:16:28.000 --> 00:16:29.010
  • WHICH IN COLLEGE I STARTED
  • 00:16:29.010 --> 00:16:30.040
  • BECAUSE I REALIZED
  • 00:16:30.040 --> 00:16:31.080
  • HOW UNFORTUNATE
  • 00:16:31.080 --> 00:16:32.170
  • OTHER PEOPLE WERE
  • 00:16:32.170 --> 00:16:33.200
  • IN THEIR CIRCUMSTANCE
  • 00:16:33.200 --> 00:16:34.280
  • BECAUSE I WAS FORTUNATE
  • 00:16:34.280 --> 00:16:36.060
  • TO BE AN NAA ATHLETE,
  • 00:16:36.060 --> 00:16:37.180
  • WHERE I HAD THE NAA
  • 00:16:39.010 --> 00:16:40.010
  • CATASTROPHIC INSURANCE POLICY
  • 00:16:40.010 --> 00:16:41.240
  • COVER ALL MY MEDICAL
  • 00:16:41.240 --> 00:16:43.000
  • AND REHAB COSTS.
  • 00:16:43.000 --> 00:16:44.110
  • THAT'S UNHEARD OF.
  • 00:16:44.110 --> 00:16:45.190
  • NO ONE ELSE HAD
  • 00:16:45.190 --> 00:16:46.270
  • THOSE LIBERTIES
  • 00:16:46.270 --> 00:16:48.020
  • TO HAVE INSURANCE PAY
  • 00:16:48.020 --> 00:16:49.110
  • FOR EVERYTHING.
  • 00:16:49.110 --> 00:16:50.210
  • BECAUSE THERE'S PEOPLE
  • 00:16:50.210 --> 00:16:51.270
  • OUT THERE WHO ARE JUST
  • 00:16:51.270 --> 00:16:52.290
  • AS MOTIVATED AS ME,
  • 00:16:52.290 --> 00:16:53.290
  • IF NOT MORE,
  • 00:16:53.290 --> 00:16:55.110
  • BUT CAN'T AFFORD TO DO SO.
  • 00:16:55.110 --> 00:16:57.150
  • SO WE WANTED TO CHANGE THAT.
  • 00:16:57.150 --> 00:16:58.260
  • SO THAT'S WHERE
  • 00:16:58.260 --> 00:17:00.080
  • WE STARTED SETTING UP GRANTS
  • 00:17:00.080 --> 00:17:01.120
  • AND GIVING OUT MONEY
  • 00:17:01.120 --> 00:17:02.140
  • FOR BETTER REHAB EQUIPMENT.
  • 00:17:02.140 --> 00:17:04.100
  • THEN ON TOP OF THAT
  • 00:17:04.100 --> 00:17:05.170
  • WE'RE STARTING
  • 00:17:05.170 --> 00:17:06.200
  • A KIDS WHEELCHAIR CAMP
  • 00:17:06.200 --> 00:17:08.020
  • FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES
  • 00:17:08.020 --> 00:17:09.060
  • WHO ALL COME FOR FREE
  • 00:17:09.060 --> 00:17:10.110
  • AND THEY CAN DO ARCHERY,
  • 00:17:10.110 --> 00:17:11.120
  • ZIPLINING, HORSEBACK RIDING,
  • 00:17:11.120 --> 00:17:13.080
  • A BUNCH OF FUN GAMES
  • 00:17:13.080 --> 00:17:14.140
  • AND ACTIVITIES.
  • 00:17:14.140 --> 00:17:17.080
  • Randy: THIS IS A SUPER COUPLE,
  • 00:17:17.080 --> 00:17:18.170
  • RIGHT?
  • 00:17:18.170 --> 00:17:19.190
  • Sheila: YEAH.
  • 00:17:19.190 --> 00:17:20.210
  • BUT IT'S JUST THE THING
  • 00:17:20.210 --> 00:17:21.280
  • I REALLY LOVE
  • 00:17:21.280 --> 00:17:23.030
  • IS THAT YOU'RE VERY HONEST
  • 00:17:23.030 --> 00:17:24.050
  • ABOUT THE SUFFERING
  • 00:17:24.050 --> 00:17:25.050
  • BUT YOU MET GOD IN
  • 00:17:25.050 --> 00:17:26.150
  • THE MIDDLE OF THE SUFFERING
  • 00:17:26.150 --> 00:17:27.190
  • AND PUSHED THROUGH
  • 00:17:27.190 --> 00:17:28.250
  • AND ARE POURING BACK
  • 00:17:28.250 --> 00:17:29.260
  • INTO THE LIVES OF OTHERS.
  • 00:17:29.260 --> 00:17:31.040
  • ONE OF THE MOST MOVING VIDEOS
  • 00:17:31.040 --> 00:17:32.140
  • THAT YOU CAN WATCH ON LINE
  • 00:17:32.140 --> 00:17:34.150
  • IS WHEN FOUR
  • 00:17:34.150 --> 00:17:36.060
  • OF THE LITTLE GIRLS
  • 00:17:36.060 --> 00:17:37.110
  • YOU HAVE BEEN FOSTERING.
  • 00:17:37.110 --> 00:17:38.140
  • TELL US ABOUT
  • 00:17:38.140 --> 00:17:39.190
  • THAT SUNDAY SERVICE
  • 00:17:39.190 --> 00:17:40.240
  • AND WHAT YOU WERE ABLE
  • 00:17:40.240 --> 00:17:41.290
  • TO TELL THOSE LITTLE ONES.
  • 00:17:41.290 --> 00:17:43.010
  • Emily: YES.
  • 00:17:43.010 --> 00:17:44.040
  • WE FIGURED OUT THIS YEAR
  • 00:17:44.040 --> 00:17:45.090
  • THAT WE WERE GOING TO ADOPT
  • 00:17:45.090 --> 00:17:46.170
  • OUR FOUR GIRLS
  • 00:17:46.170 --> 00:17:47.210
  • THAT HAD BEEN WITH US
  • 00:17:47.210 --> 00:17:48.260
  • FOR A LITTLE OVER A YEAR.
  • 00:17:48.260 --> 00:17:50.010
  • THEY'RE SIBLINGS WE TOOK IN
  • 00:17:50.010 --> 00:17:51.090
  • THROUGH FOSTER CARE.
  • 00:17:51.090 --> 00:17:52.120
  • THERE WAS A LOT OF REALLY
  • 00:17:52.120 --> 00:17:54.040
  • HARD MOMENTS BECAUSE THEY
  • 00:17:54.040 --> 00:17:55.130
  • WANTED TO STAY WITH US AND
  • 00:17:55.130 --> 00:17:56.200
  • THEIR FUTURE WAS SO UNKNOWN.
  • 00:17:56.200 --> 00:17:58.290
  • JUST HELPING THEM TO GET
  • 00:17:58.290 --> 00:18:00.090
  • THAT CLARITY, LIKE YOU'RE
  • 00:18:00.090 --> 00:18:01.150
  • GOING TO BE HERE FOREVER
  • 00:18:01.150 --> 00:18:02.200
  • WAS AMAZING.
  • 00:18:02.200 --> 00:18:03.270
  • SO WE SET IT UP WHERE WE
  • 00:18:03.270 --> 00:18:05.050
  • SURPRISED THEM IN OUR CHURCH
  • 00:18:05.050 --> 00:18:06.110
  • ON STAGE AND JUST TOLD THEM
  • 00:18:06.110 --> 00:18:07.200
  • WE ARE ADOPTING YOU
  • 00:18:07.200 --> 00:18:09.020
  • AND YOU'RE GOING TO BE
  • 00:18:09.020 --> 00:18:10.070
  • OUR FAMILY FOREVER.
  • 00:18:10.070 --> 00:18:11.170
  • AND IT WAS SUCH
  • 00:18:11.170 --> 00:18:12.220
  • AN AMAZING MOMENT.
  • 00:18:12.220 --> 00:18:14.130
  • Sheila: IF YOU WONDER
  • 00:18:14.130 --> 00:18:15.160
  • WHY I HAVE NO EYE MAKEUP
  • 00:18:15.160 --> 00:18:16.170
  • LEFT ON IS BECAUSE I WATCHED
  • 00:18:16.170 --> 00:18:17.180
  • THAT VIDEO RIGHT BEFORE
  • 00:18:17.180 --> 00:18:18.180
  • WE CAME OUT HERE TONIGHT.
  • 00:18:18.180 --> 00:18:19.200
  • SO IT WAS FANTASTIC!
  • 00:18:19.200 --> 00:18:20.250
  • Randy: AND THIS GUY
  • 00:18:20.250 --> 00:18:22.020
  • IS SURROUNDED BY GIRLS
  • 00:18:22.020 --> 00:18:23.020
  • EVERYWHERE!
  • 00:18:23.020 --> 00:18:24.060
  • Chris: OUR DOG
  • 00:18:24.060 --> 00:18:25.110
  • IS A FEMALE TOO!
  • 00:18:25.110 --> 00:18:26.160
  • [Laughter]
  • 00:18:26.160 --> 00:18:28.240
  • Sheila: WELL,
  • 00:18:28.240 --> 00:18:30.030
  • THE BOOK IS CALLED
  • 00:18:30.030 --> 00:18:31.070
  • THE SEVEN LONGEST YARDS .
  • 00:18:31.070 --> 00:18:32.090
  • IT IS OUT RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:18:32.090 --> 00:18:33.120
  • WE'RE GOING TO TELL YOU
  • 00:18:33.120 --> 00:18:34.150
  • HOW TO GET A HOLD OF IT TOO.
  • 00:18:34.150 --> 00:18:35.180
  • BUT ONE OF THE THINGS
  • 00:18:35.180 --> 00:18:36.240
  • THAT IS VERY MUCH THE HEART
  • 00:18:36.240 --> 00:18:37.290
  • OF THIS COUPLE,
  • 00:18:37.290 --> 00:18:39.050
  • AND IT'S VERY MUCH THE HEART
  • 00:18:39.050 --> 00:18:40.090
  • OF US HERE AT LIFE
  • 00:18:40.090 --> 00:18:41.120
  • IS THAT WHEN GOD HAS MET US
  • 00:18:41.120 --> 00:18:42.150
  • IN HARD PLACES
  • 00:18:42.150 --> 00:18:43.180
  • FOR SOME OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 00:18:44.220 --> 00:18:46.060
  • THIS IS ONE OF THE PROJECTS
  • 00:18:46.060 --> 00:18:48.050
  • THAT WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE.
  • 00:18:48.050 --> 00:18:50.040
  • SOME OF THE PROJECTS
  • 00:18:50.040 --> 00:18:51.150
  • WE DO ARE DESPERATELY HARD.
  • 00:18:51.150 --> 00:18:53.230
  • THIS IS SUCH A JOY
  • 00:18:53.230 --> 00:18:55.180
  • TO BE ABLE TO PUT SHOES
  • 00:18:55.180 --> 00:18:57.180
  • ONTO THE FEET OF A CHILD
  • 00:18:57.180 --> 00:18:59.000
  • THAT HAS NEVER WORN SHOES.
  • 00:18:59.000 --> 00:19:01.020
  • WHEN CHILDREN ARE WALKING
  • 00:19:01.020 --> 00:19:02.110
  • OVER THESE HARD SURFACES
  • 00:19:02.110 --> 00:19:03.170
  • AND THEY GET CUTS
  • 00:19:03.170 --> 00:19:04.270
  • IN THEIR FEET
  • 00:19:04.270 --> 00:19:06.070
  • AND THEN THEY GET DISEASES,
  • 00:19:06.070 --> 00:19:07.160
  • IT LITERALLY IS
  • 00:19:07.160 --> 00:19:08.250
  • A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH.
  • 00:19:08.250 --> 00:19:10.050
  • I CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE
  • 00:19:10.050 --> 00:19:11.130
  • WHAT IT'S LIKE FOR A CHILD
  • 00:19:11.130 --> 00:19:12.220
  • TO NEVER IN THEIR LIFE
  • 00:19:12.220 --> 00:19:13.290
  • HAD A PAIR OF SHOES.
  • 00:19:13.290 --> 00:19:15.110
  • YOU MIGHT THINK, WOW,
  • 00:19:15.110 --> 00:19:16.180
  • IT'S A LITTLE EARLY
  • 00:19:16.180 --> 00:19:18.020
  • COMING WITH CHRISTMAS SHOES
  • 00:19:18.020 --> 00:19:19.110
  • AND SMILES!
  • 00:19:19.110 --> 00:19:20.180
  • BUT THE REASON IS
  • 00:19:20.180 --> 00:19:21.230
  • THAT WE NEED TO BE ABLE
  • 00:19:21.230 --> 00:19:23.010
  • TO GET THE HELP IN NOW
  • 00:19:23.010 --> 00:19:24.070
  • SO THAT WE CAN GET
  • 00:19:24.070 --> 00:19:25.130
  • ALL THE SHOES ORDERED.
  • 00:19:25.130 --> 00:19:26.220
  • WE HAVE PARTNERS ON THE GROUND
  • 00:19:26.220 --> 00:19:28.000
  • WAITING FOR
  • 00:19:28.000 --> 00:19:29.080
  • THESE CHRISTMAS SHOES
  • 00:19:29.080 --> 00:19:30.100
  • TO BE DELIVERED.
  • 00:19:30.100 --> 00:19:31.170
  • RANDY, OVER THE YEAR SO FAR,
  • 00:19:31.170 --> 00:19:32.290
  • WE HAVE HELPED
  • 00:19:32.290 --> 00:19:34.040
  • TWO MILLION CHILDREN.
  • 00:19:34.040 --> 00:19:36.020
  • Randy: ISN'T THAT AMAZING!
  • 00:19:36.020 --> 00:19:37.200
  • Sheila: BUT THIS CHRISTMAS
  • 00:19:37.200 --> 00:19:39.030
  • WE HAVE A NEW GOAL.
  • 00:19:39.030 --> 00:19:40.130
  • Randy: 150.000 PAIRS OF SHOES
  • 00:19:40.130 --> 00:19:42.040
  • FOR 150.000 CHILDREN.
  • 00:19:42.040 --> 00:19:43.170
  • AND WE CAN DO IT
  • 00:19:43.170 --> 00:19:44.250
  • IF YOU WILL PARTNER WITH US,
  • 00:19:44.250 --> 00:19:46.250
  • THEN THE SURGERIES
  • 00:19:46.250 --> 00:19:47.280
  • WHERE WE GO IN AND CORRECT
  • 00:19:47.280 --> 00:19:49.070
  • THE CLEFT PALATE
  • 00:19:49.070 --> 00:19:50.150
  • AND GIVE THAT CHILD
  • 00:19:50.150 --> 00:19:51.200
  • NOT ONLY A REASON TO SMILE
  • 00:19:51.200 --> 00:19:53.020
  • BUT THE ABILITY TO SMILE
  • 00:19:53.020 --> 00:19:55.180
  • IS $500 ON AVERAGE
  • 00:19:55.180 --> 00:19:57.030
  • WITH THE SURGEONS
  • 00:19:57.030 --> 00:19:58.060
  • WE HAVE AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:19:58.060 --> 00:19:59.240
  • SO WON'T YOU PUT SOME SMILES
  • 00:19:59.240 --> 00:20:01.150
  • ON SOME CHILDREN'S FACES
  • 00:20:01.150 --> 00:20:02.210
  • THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON?
  • 00:20:02.210 --> 00:20:04.110
  • WON'T YOU PUT SOME SHOES
  • 00:20:04.110 --> 00:20:05.240
  • ON THEIR FEET?
  • 00:20:05.240 --> 00:20:07.090
  • REACH OUT WITH US,
  • 00:20:07.090 --> 00:20:09.150
  • WITH ARMS OF LOVE
  • 00:20:09.150 --> 00:20:11.000
  • AROUND THE WORLD
  • 00:20:11.000 --> 00:20:12.230
  • AND GIVE THESE CHILDREN SHOES
  • 00:20:12.230 --> 00:20:15.010
  • POVERTY IS A KILLER
  • 00:20:18.130 --> 00:20:20.150
  • AND BECAUSE OF IT CHILDREN NEEDLESSLY SUFFER,
  • 00:20:20.180 --> 00:20:23.110
  • NOT ONLY FROM A LACK A FOOD AND CLEAN WATER
  • 00:20:23.140 --> 00:20:25.150
  • BUT ALSO FROM A LACK OF THINGS
  • 00:20:25.180 --> 00:20:27.150
  • WE OFTEN TAKE FOR GRANTED
  • 00:20:27.180 --> 00:20:29.150
  • LIKE A SIMPLE PAIR OF SHOES.
  • 00:20:29.180 --> 00:20:31.250
  • FAR TOO MANY CHILDREN LIVING IN EXTREME POVERTY
  • 00:20:31.280 --> 00:20:34.120
  • HAVE NEVER OWNED A NEW PAIR OF SHOES.
  • 00:20:34.150 --> 00:20:36.280
  • AND WHILE THAT MAY SEEM MINOR IN LIGHT OF ALL THEIR NEEDS,
  • 00:20:37.010 --> 00:20:39.140
  • WALKING WITH BARE FEET
  • 00:20:39.170 --> 00:20:41.140
  • PUTS THEM AT RISK OF LIFE-THREATENING INFECTIONS AND DISEASE
  • 00:20:41.170 --> 00:20:44.130
  • THAT COULD LEAD TO CRIPPLING CONSEQUENCES AND EVEN DEATH.
  • 00:20:44.160 --> 00:20:48.060
  • BY RESPONDING TODAY YOU CAN HELP IMMEDIATELY SECURE
  • 00:20:48.090 --> 00:20:51.050
  • AND BEGIN SHIPPING CHRISTMAS SHOES
  • 00:20:51.080 --> 00:20:53.060
  • TO 150.000 CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD
  • 00:20:53.090 --> 00:20:56.040
  • JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
  • 00:20:56.070 --> 00:20:58.220
  • YOUR GIFT OF $36 WILL HELP PROVIDE TEN PAIRS OF SHOES.
  • 00:20:58.250 --> 00:21:02.100
  • A GIFT OF $72 WILL PROVIDE 20-PAIR
  • 00:21:02.130 --> 00:21:04.290
  • AND A GIFT OF $180
  • 00:21:05.020 --> 00:21:07.000
  • WILL HELP PROVIDE 50 PAIRS OF CHRISTMAS SHOES
  • 00:21:07.030 --> 00:21:09.040
  • FOR CHILDREN IN NEED.
  • 00:21:09.070 --> 00:21:11.040
  • AS A THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFT OF SUPPORT,
  • 00:21:11.070 --> 00:21:13.040
  • BE SURE TO REQUEST THIS BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED
  • 00:21:13.070 --> 00:21:15.040
  • GREEN CRYSTAL SHOE ORNAMENT,
  • 00:21:15.070 --> 00:21:17.040
  • A TREASURE TO DISPLAY AT EACH CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:21:17.070 --> 00:21:19.170
  • WITH YOUR GIFT OF $100 OR MORE
  • 00:21:19.200 --> 00:21:21.200
  • YOU MAY ALSO REQUEST THIS KEEPSAKE BOXED SET
  • 00:21:21.230 --> 00:21:24.010
  • OF LIFE'S CHRISTMAS SHOE ORNAMENTS.
  • 00:21:24.040 --> 00:21:26.120
  • FINALLY, PLEASE CONSIDER A GIFT OF $1.000 OR MORE
  • 00:21:26.150 --> 00:21:29.090
  • TO HELP PROVIDE OVER 275 PAIRS OF SHOES
  • 00:21:29.120 --> 00:21:32.200
  • OR TWO CHILDREN WITH CORRECTIVE CLEFT PALATE SURGERIES.
  • 00:21:32.230 --> 00:21:35.250
  • AND YOU MAY REQUEST THE BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:21:35.280 --> 00:21:37.250
  • "SAFE IN THE SHEPHERD'S ARMS" BRONZE SCULPTURE.
  • 00:21:37.280 --> 00:21:40.240
  • PLEASE CALL, WRITE, OR MAKE YOUR GIFT ONLINE TODAY!
  • 00:21:40.270 --> 00:21:45.190
  • Sheila: IT IS QUITE
  • 00:21:45.000 --> 00:21:48.000
  • AN OPPORTUNITY.
  • 00:21:48.000 --> 00:21:49.020
  • Randy: IT IS
  • 00:21:49.020 --> 00:21:50.070
  • A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY.
  • 00:21:50.070 --> 00:21:51.160
  • AND TODAY, I WANT YOU
  • 00:21:51.160 --> 00:21:52.210
  • TO MAKE THE BEST GIFT YOU CAN
  • 00:21:52.210 --> 00:21:53.270
  • AND ASK FOR THIS BOOK
  • 00:21:53.270 --> 00:21:55.050
  • BY CHRIS AND EMILY NORTON,
  • 00:21:55.050 --> 00:21:56.140
  • THE SEVEN LONGEST YARDS .
  • 00:21:56.140 --> 00:21:57.210
  • ANY GIFT, JUST REQUEST IT
  • 00:21:57.210 --> 00:21:58.290
  • AND WE WOULD LOVE
  • 00:21:58.290 --> 00:22:00.090
  • TO SEND IT TO YOU.
  • 00:22:00.090 --> 00:22:01.150
  • BUT SHEILA, I LOVE
  • 00:22:01.150 --> 00:22:02.250
  • THE SUBTITLE OF THIS BOOK:
  • 00:22:02.250 --> 00:22:04.270
  • "OUR LOVE STORY
  • 00:22:04.270 --> 00:22:06.110
  • OF PUSHING THE LIMITS
  • 00:22:06.110 --> 00:22:08.000
  • WHILE LEANING ON EACH OTHER."
  • 00:22:08.000 --> 00:22:09.140
  • Sheila: BEAUTIFUL!
  • 00:22:09.140 --> 00:22:10.250
  • I REALLY WANT
  • 00:22:10.250 --> 00:22:12.000
  • TO THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH
  • 00:22:12.000 --> 00:22:13.070
  • FOR THE MARK
  • 00:22:13.070 --> 00:22:14.210
  • YOU'RE MAKING IN THE WORLD;
  • 00:22:14.210 --> 00:22:15.280
  • NOT JUST THROUGH THE WAY
  • 00:22:15.280 --> 00:22:17.040
  • YOU PUSHED THROUGH YOUR INJURY
  • 00:22:17.040 --> 00:22:18.090
  • AND NOT JUST THROUGH THE WAY
  • 00:22:18.090 --> 00:22:19.200
  • YOU'VE OPENED UP YOUR HEART,
  • 00:22:19.200 --> 00:22:20.260
  • BUT JUST THE WAY AS A COUPLE.
  • 00:22:20.260 --> 00:22:22.280
  • YOU'RE MAKING AN IMPACT
  • 00:22:22.280 --> 00:22:24.080
  • IN THIS WORLD,
  • 00:22:24.080 --> 00:22:25.120
  • IN CHILDREN'S LIVES
  • 00:22:25.120 --> 00:22:26.200
  • AND WE'RE JUST --
  • 00:22:26.200 --> 00:22:27.250
  • AREN'T WE GRATEFUL TO THEM?
  • 00:22:27.250 --> 00:22:29.000
  • YOU'RE JUST AMAZING!
  • 00:22:29.000 --> 00:22:30.060
  • WE WANT TO CELEBRATE YOU
  • 00:22:30.060 --> 00:22:31.240
  • AND SAY THANK YOU.
  • 00:22:31.240 --> 00:22:34.010
  • YOU CAN ALSO CHECK OUT
  • 00:22:35.230 --> 00:22:37.060
  • CHRIS'S FOUNDATION.
  • 00:22:37.060 --> 00:22:38.130
  • YOU CAN GO ONLINE
  • 00:22:38.130 --> 00:22:39.180
  • AND FIND OUT
  • 00:22:39.180 --> 00:22:40.250
  • ABOUT THAT FOUNDATION
  • 00:22:40.250 --> 00:22:42.000
  • AND GET INVOLVED.
  • 00:22:42.000 --> 00:22:43.050
  • THERE'S SO MUCH YOU CAN DO.
  • 00:22:43.050 --> 00:22:44.150
  • FOR BEING WITH US.
  • 00:22:45.280 --> 00:22:47.000
  • FOR RANDY AND MYSELF,
  • 00:22:47.000 --> 00:22:48.100
  • GOD BLESS YOU!
  • 00:22:48.100 --> 00:22:49.140
  • AND WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME
  • 00:22:49.140 --> 00:22:50.190
  • I KNOW YOUR PAST
  • 00:23:19.090 --> 00:23:22.100
  • THE POINT OF BREAKING INTO PIECES
  • 00:23:22.130 --> 00:23:26.230
  • I KNOW YOU FEEL
  • 00:23:26.260 --> 00:23:29.130
  • LIKE THERE'S NO REASON EVEN WORTH THIS
  • 00:23:29.160 --> 00:23:33.260
  • AND WHEN YOU CRY
  • 00:23:33.290 --> 00:23:36.190
  • THE TEARS THAT FALL DON'T EVEN TOUCH YOUR PAIN
  • 00:23:36.220 --> 00:23:43.230
  • NO, NO
  • 00:23:43.260 --> 00:23:46.190
  • EVEN THOUGH YOU FEEL ALONE
  • 00:23:46.220 --> 00:23:50.050
  • EVEN THOUGH YOUR STRENGTH IS GONE
  • 00:23:50.080 --> 00:23:53.190
  • AS YOUR WEARY HEART JUST TRIES TO HOLD ON
  • 00:23:53.220 --> 00:24:00.240
  • EVEN IF YOUR FAITH IS LOST
  • 00:24:00.270 --> 00:24:04.140
  • EVEN IF ITS HARD TO TRUST
  • 00:24:04.170 --> 00:24:08.030
  • IN A LOVE THAT WOULD LET THE RAIN FALL DOWN
  • 00:24:08.060 --> 00:24:14.040
  • TRUST IN ME NOW
  • 00:24:14.070 --> 00:24:21.110
  • TRUST IN ME NOW
  • 00:24:21.140 --> 00:24:27.020
  • I CAN HEAR EVERY PRAYER THAT GOES UNSPOKEN
  • 00:24:31.080 --> 00:24:38.050
  • I FEEL THE WEIGHT
  • 00:24:38.080 --> 00:24:41.000
  • OF EVERYTHING THATS ON YOUR SHOULDERS
  • 00:24:41.030 --> 00:24:45.090
  • SO DON'T GIVE UP
  • 00:24:45.120 --> 00:24:48.060
  • THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN'T OVERCOME
  • 00:24:48.090 --> 00:24:55.110
  • THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN'T OVERCOME
  • 00:24:55.140 --> 00:24:58.180
  • EVEN THOUGH YOU FEEL ALONE
  • 00:24:58.210 --> 00:25:01.260
  • EVEN THOUGH YOUR STRENGTH IS GONE
  • 00:25:01.290 --> 00:25:05.100
  • AS YOUR WEARY HEART JUST TRIES TO HOLD ON
  • 00:25:05.130 --> 00:25:12.180
  • EVEN IF YOUR FAITH IS LOST
  • 00:25:12.210 --> 00:25:16.020
  • EVEN IF ITS HARD TO TRUST
  • 00:25:16.050 --> 00:25:19.170
  • IN A LOVE THAT WOULD LET THE RAIN FALL DOWN
  • 00:25:19.200 --> 00:25:25.250
  • TRUST IN ME NOW
  • 00:25:25.280 --> 00:25:33.000
  • TRUST IN ME NOW
  • 00:25:33.030 --> 00:25:42.040
  • I CAN SEE WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE
  • 00:25:42.070 --> 00:25:45.110
  • AND I WILL HOLD YOU CLOSE TO ME
  • 00:25:45.140 --> 00:25:49.030
  • THROUGH THE STORM UNTIL YOU CAN SEE THE LIGHT
  • 00:25:49.060 --> 00:25:55.200
  • EVEN THOUGH YOU FEEL ALONE
  • 00:25:55.230 --> 00:25:59.020
  • EVEN THOUGH YOUR STRENGTH IS GONE
  • 00:25:59.050 --> 00:26:02.240
  • AS YOUR WEARY HEART JUST TRIES TO HOLD ON
  • 00:26:02.270 --> 00:26:09.290
  • EVEN IF YOUR FAITH IS LOST
  • 00:26:10.020 --> 00:26:13.120
  • EVEN IF ITS HARD TO TRUST
  • 00:26:13.150 --> 00:26:16.260
  • IN A LOVE THAT WOULD LET THE RAIN FALL DOWN
  • 00:26:16.290 --> 00:26:23.020
  • TRUST IN ME NOW
  • 00:26:23.050 --> 00:26:30.110
  • TRUST IN ME NOW
  • 00:26:30.140 --> 00:26:37.150
  • TRUST IN ME NOW
  • 00:26:37.180 --> 00:26:48.110
  • OH WHOA
  • 00:26:48.140 --> 00:26:51.190
  • YOU CAN TRUST IN ME NOW
  • 00:26:51.220 --> 00:26:55.270
  • DISCOVER HOW YOU CAN CREATE A LIFE AND FUTURE
  • 00:27:02.120 --> 00:27:05.160
  • OF FINANCIAL BREAKTHROUGH AND BLESSING
  • 00:27:05.190 --> 00:27:07.150
  • AS SHEILA WALSH TALKS TO PAUL DE JONG TOMORROW!
  • 00:27:07.180 --> 00:27:11.120
  • - LIFE TODAY IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE SUPPORTERS OF LIFE OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL .
  • 00:27:12.200 --> 00:27:16.020
  • YOUR GIFT WILL BE USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE EXEMPT PURPOSES OF LIFE .
  • 00:27:16.050 --> 00:27:19.050
  • THE MINISTRY FEATURES SPECIFIC OUTREACHES
  • 00:27:19.080 --> 00:27:21.070
  • AS EXAMPLES OF THE PROGRAMS IT SUPPORTS AND CONDUCTS.
  • 00:27:21.100 --> 00:27:23.090
  • GIFTS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE WITHOUT RESTRICTION
  • 00:27:23.120 --> 00:27:25.110
  • AS TO USE UNLESS EXPLICITLY STIPULATED BY THE DONOR.
  • 00:27:25.140 --> 00:27:27.150
  • THE MINISTRY IS A MEMBER OF THE E.C.F.A.
  • 00:27:27.180 --> 00:27:29.250