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Shining a light on BC

11/15/2012

It's not all about wins and losses at Boston College.

This 2-8 team might have more perspective than some of the country's best teams. Meet the Eagles' latest recruit -- 5-year old JB Harvey:

The smallest member of the team stands about 42 inches tall and weighs about 42 pounds. He doesn't know what the team's record is, and it wouldn't make a difference if he did.

He is 5 years old and has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a progressive and ultimately fatal muscle disorder. Unless there is a major medical breakthrough in the next few years, he might never make it to college. A wheelchair is likely in his future. He might never be able to play organized sports.

But because of a charity called Team IMPACT, this mop-headed, little blond boy is learning what it means to be part of a team. And not just any team, but a Division I college football team.

Meet JB Harvey, the newest member of the Boston College Eagles.

BC fans want something to be proud of? There it is, right here in this story.