When Justin is on the baseball field, he is part of a team like all of his friends and is treated just like any other kid.”
About This Billboard
"My son Justin was born with Cerebral Palsy. At first we were worried about how he would adjust to being different from those around him, but Justin's determination, warm smile, and zest for life have brought admiration and appreciation from everyone with whom he comes in contact."
Justin's first love is baseball. For several years he has played with the Miracle League, which is a league of kids with physical and mental challenges that have the opportunity, thanks to a specialized field provided by various donors, to play baseball. They have "angels" that help push their wheelchairs along the bases, parents and families constantly cheering them on, and fans that come from miles around just to see them play. No one keeps score, everyone gets to bat and everyone wins.
"When Justin is on the baseball field, he is part of a team like all of his friends and is treated just like any other kid. Through this experience, he has been able to discover his unique talents instead of focusing on his disabilities. He has realized that his disease does not have to limit what he can accomplish. Justin is incredibly strong and he has taught me that life is a journey with endless opportunities to become more than what we are."
Opportunity. Pass It On!
This billboard about Opportunity features Justin Stokes and the Miracle League.
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this is very awesome if you keep trying you will achieve your goal
Justin seems very nice
I think he is a very smart boy
This is really awesome!!! My life is completley about playing softball and I couldn't imagine playing in a wheelchair. Everyone should read this and realize how lucky they are for the slight imperfections they have. I know I did!!!
Corra, Knox Pennsylvania
I'm currently in a chair eating a piece of matzo, and opportunity is definitely not something I took advantage of today considering i was home sick from school. I just spent my whole day sleeping and only got up to write a summary on three of these articles for class. Next time I'll remember Justin :)
Joshua peterson, Mequon, WI
This is my son, Justin, on this billboard. Words can never express how proud I am of him and how wonderful it is to know that his life is inspiring others!!!! He is my daily inspiration and devotion!
MsT, Conyers, GA
Go You !
This billboard really touched me. Even though he has a disability he still works hard to reach his goals in life. Keep your head held high and your mind wide open to new things. If you work really hard to acheieve things in life it shall come to you, but if you dont work hard you wont succeed.
KelishaBowersock, Indianapolis, In
That's great! Keep shooting for your dreams , because you can go really far in your life! I have never known anyone with Cerebal Palsy, but I know that you are doing something great! I hope all your dreams come true because you deserve it!
I love to play sports ,but I have never thought of such a great idea!
Kolby Lane, Texas
A year ago I saw your Preparation billboard along I-75. It now sits along I-69 just West of Flint,MI. Since then, I have noticed other billboards along I-75 heading North to my Dad's. I love them, find them so inspirational and if I were teaching today, I would have several of the posters lining my classroom walls. I enjoy seeing them so much. I never liked billboards, but now look for yours along my travels. Thank you.
Marie Vallad, Swart Creek, Michigan
I'm so glad you are still pushing forward!!!
Sarah T., Lexington, SC
I love this story. It has touched my heart.
Lauren C, Ann Arbor
The Christopher Reeve, "super man" and the one with the man who climbed Mt. Everest blind brought tears to my eyes.
Why do people complain when others who have it worst can do it!
Jeanine, Washington, D.C.
My dad was born a regular kid but he died. The doctors brought him back to life and he developed Cerebral Palsy. He told me do not claim it as a disease but as a challenge. It has not been easy but we make it through. This billboard reminds me of him because he still does everything he has wanted to do in life.
Aaron S., Paragould, Arkansas
What is His Full name?
Zach P., ON, Canada
It's amazing how these kids don't give up on their life just because they can't walk! Those are the kids who are going to make a difference in the world someday!
Lauren, New York, USA
Yo that's cool that you play baseball in a wheel chair! Way to go!
Jeff D., California, USA
My children with autism play on the Charleston Miracle League. The best day of the week is Game day! I'm so proud of all of the children, the volunteers and everyone who loves putting great effort into providing our kids the chance to play baseball. Thank you!
Lizzy H., Charleston, South Carolina USA