Zack Wester gets out of his chair and takes a big walk
Go ahead and accuse me of being a sucker for loving hoaky stories like the one I’m sharing here today. I admit it. I love this story and stories like it! They make me happy and proud of humanity. See the video below.
Zach Wester, a 15-year-old high school freshman with cerebral palsey, set a goal to get out of his wheelchair and walk 50 feet without stopping for a rest. He worked toward this goal for 6 years.
Wester is a big University of Texas Longhorns fan. Apparently, when former UT quarterback Colt McCoy heard about this, he recorded a special message for the young man. When Wester was finally ready to make his attempt, he was surprised to hear McCoy’s message over the P.A. system:
“This message is for Zach. Zach, this is Colt McCoy, University of Texas quarterback. Hey man, I just wanted to call and wish you the best of luck today. I know you’re getting up and you’re going to walk, and it’s going to be a HUGE day. I can’t wait to hear what happens. So man up, go out there, do your best, and, man, I’m pulling for you. I hope everything goes well. I’d love to meet you someday. Talk to you soon. Bye.”
A wonderful and touching example of how people can be inspiring to each other. A hoaky story for sure, but one that’s definitely inspiring me!