Friday, May 20, 2011

Joslyn Levell Goes To 8th grade dance with NFL Draftee JT. Thomas of the Chicago Bears

Joslyn Levell longed for a dance partner.

Yet no one would accommodate, until Bears sixth-round pick J.T. Thomas -- an outside linebacker from West Virginia University -- stepped in after a chance meeting. Thomas asked Levell out for the date of a lifetime Friday night at the Suncrest Middle School prom in Morgantown, W.V.

An engaging 14-year old who listens mostly to pop music, but extols the verbal ferocity of rappers Lil Wayne, Drake and her favorite, Eminem, Levell seems like most teenage girls obsessing in Twilight, the latest gossip and fads.

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Courtesy of Rochelle ThomasBears draft pick J.T. Thomas took Joslyn Levell, who has spina bifida, to her junior high prom on Friday night.
However, she's anything but average. She knows it. She owns it.

"She's a cool little girl," Thomas says.

But unlike most little girls, Levell also has spina bifida, a birth defect which occurs -- according to the Spina Bifida Association of America -- in seven of every 10,000 births in the United States, and confines her to a wheelchair.

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  1. Added you on Twitter simply because it seems like you are an awesome person. Not everyone would do what you did. Thanks for being you.

    Also go Vikings :)

  2. what a sweet, sweet thing you did. :) Thanks for being a positive role model!

  3. This is a great story--I posted the link on my FB page. Thanks so much for demonstrating the heart of a Mountaineer! I hope others will look for similar opportunities.

  4. You make Crystal Lake Middle proud. Keep working hard! Love ya, Mr. Nagel


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