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The audacity of joy

An improbable, inspirational half-court heave proves disabilities can't stop hope. Story

Updated: December 9, 2008, 3:26 PM ET
By Scoop Jackson | Page 2

BENTON, Ky. -- There's this kid in a wheelchair. He doesn't want for much. Always rolls around with a smile on his face. And a basketball on his lap.

The kid's family doesn't have much money -- and that's an understatement -- but like so many Americans in the wake of this financial meltdown, they aren't outwardly complaining, just struggling with pride.

At a basketball tournament, during halftime of one of the 10 games taking place on this day that many would say is the ...

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