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Brad Willis

Brad Willis is a writer based in Greenville, South Carolina. Willis spent a decade as an award-winning broadcast journalist. He has worked as a freelance writer, columnist, and professional blogger since 2005. He has also served as a commentator and guest on a wide variety of television, radio, and internet shows.

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8 Responses

  1. Kat says:

    Good timing, just as I’m about to head back to cheering on 100 or so kids for the next 10 months. Everyone needs to do this, to encourage kids (& even adults) in their interests, whenever possible.

    Kudos to him for overcoming and succeeding!!

  2. Nick Gundry says:

    Loved this post! It’s very poignant to see this in kids. I can totally picture that nervousness before the race. I remember that from competing as a kid.

    Looks like you’ll be in Tahoe for Tough Mudder too. That also works for adults too, because I think I’ll need some encouragement 😉

    Great post!

  3. Angela says:

    Amazing!

  4. Easycure says:

    We all spend way too much time criticizing each other. I pledge to do better.

  5. pokerpeaker says:

    I think, in fact I’m pretty sure, your son was inspired by what you did in Vegas and later what Mom did in Nashville. Give yourselves a pat on the back as well.

  6. Mad says:

    I saw this working during the Olympics.. people cheering on atheletes from anywhere.. standing ovation for the Paralympic athlete who finished 7 minutes after everyone else. It works! Cheer on everyone. (I have also started saying hello to little old ladies or men that I see walking alone in the street, sometimes really struggling – they always smile and look happier afterwards.. they need cheering on too!)

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