How did six-year-old Cayden Long, who can’t walk or talk due to cerebral palsy, manage to compete in several triathlons around the country? With the help of his nine-year-old brother, Connor, who told ESPN, “I’m trying to give him the best life he could ever have.”
Sensitive to the fact that Cayden was being denied a normal child’s life, Connor saw an ad for a 2.5-mile triathlon in Nashville, and asked his parents if he and his brother could participate in it as a team. The Longs worked it out with the event organizers and got the go-ahead. Using a specially-designed stroller that allows Connor to push and pull Cayden through the course, the boys finished second-to-last. But they didn’t mind because they both laughed and had a great time.
Thanks to one little boy’s love and devotion, we all get a reminder about how to be brothers and sisters in Christ.
I am among you as one who serves. (Luke 22:27)
Jesus, may I be kind to those with special needs.