Power lifting team of special needs adults

GREENSBORO, N.C. — There is an interesting, inspiring thing going on over at the Al Lowe Boxing Gym in Greensboro.

A group of eight adults with special needs have formed the Red Menace Power Lifting Team.

The boxers and these athletes inspires each other.

Practice is every Thursday night at 6:30 and the team is looking to expand.

4 comments

  • Richard Trickle

    This is really cool, but the article should be proofed.

    “The boxers and these athletes inspires each other.”

  • capturedbykendall

    What a great way to start the day. Sarah goes above and beyond to watch adults with special needs excel. Sarah is also the “head chef” at ArcBARKS. Sarah surrounds herself with these special needs adults and her main goal is to watch them become more confident in themselves. I have known Sarah for two years now through volunteering at ArcBARKS. There is not much time to talk there because of the hard work that is being put into every treat and all of the daily things that have to be done to run a business successfully. Once everyone is gone for the day it’s typically 30 minutes of girl talk which includes Jamie Howell​​ who also has the role of “head chef”. Two years ago I finally ask Sarah if she was married. She told me that her and Cane could not afford the wedding that they wanted. I simply suggested going to the court house. She said that they did not want to do that. She wanted to have a wedding where every chef could be in the wedding. She does not want them to have any expenses. If that right there does not tell you that she has a heart of gold I don’t know what will. That is such a selfless act that not many people would ever consider. Her big day is not only about her and Cane becoming one but, also about the chefs being there as well. She continues to tell me two years after that first conversation that they still don’t have the money and that she wants all of the chefs there. I hope to be able to watch this wedding take place. More that anything I think Sarah deserves what she wants. If anyone should have a wedding completely giving to them it should be Sarah and Cane. While I am talking about Sarah let me also tell you what she said about wanting kids in the future. So many people shy away from anyone with special needs but she is like a magnet and they are immediately comfortable with her. Some people act like they are contagious or treat them like they are 2. One young man, John VanHine​​ who smokes me in trivia every time we play is proof that each one of them excel in different areas. These children and adults need to be treated just like me and you. Sarah and Cane’s wish is to adopt children with special needs. She knows what it takes and how to handle the obstacles that one might face. They want to provide a home to these special gifts from God and for that home to be their forever home. I have never met anyone in my life like Sarah. I can’t wait no matter how ever many years it will take for the this wedding to take place to be able to watch something so special happen before my own eyes. When the time comes for them to welcome a baby into their home I want to feel that emotion as well. Sarah is absolutely amazing and her selfless acts don’t go unseen.

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