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Monday, May 23, 2011
BBAO: Bears rookie grants prom wish

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

We're Black and Blue All Over:

I hope everyone had an outstanding weekend. By all accounts, 14-year-old Joslyn Levell of Morgantown, W.Va., did.

Levell, who has spina bifida and is confined to a wheelchair, was escorted to her high school prom Friday night by Chicago Bears linebacker J.T. Thomas, a sixth-round pick in last month's draft. Thomas' 7-year-old autistic brother rides the same school bus as Levell, and word got back to J.T. Thomas that she was a big Bears fan.

Their story was told in several media outlets over the weekend, including ESPNChicago.com, the Chicago Tribune and NFL.com.
Thomas: "This is just about her being happy. Although that dance might last two or three hours, she might have something to remember for the rest of her life. Anytime you can affect someone's life positively like that, why not?"

And with that, let's start our week.

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