I have been moved many times by stories of heroism, courage, perseverance, and the list goes on. I have seen many videos, movies, documentaries, and powerful true stories that have made me rethink my life and appreciate what I have been given.
But the story of Dewey Bozella is hands down my favorite.
Rather than write a bunch of thoughts about this incredible story, if you are reading this, I would ask that you please take five minutes and watch the video below from beginning to end. If you have seen it already, please watch it again. It is truly remarkable and I hope it touches others lives like it did mine. You will thank me.
Without further ado, here is the story of Dewey Bozella, the 2011 recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award given at this years ESPN ESPY awards. Be sure to check out the video of his acceptance speech directly below the story.
“Never let fear determine who you are, and never let where you’ve been determine where you are going” Dewey Bozella during the acceptance speech at the 2011 ESPN ESPY Awards