Bush Meets Autistic Basketball Player

There are 10 comments on the XETV San Diego story from Mar 14, 2006, titled Bush Meets Autistic Basketball Player. In it, XETV San Diego reports that:

Click here to watch video United Press International U.S. President George Bush met a basketball hero Tuesday, in 5'6" Jason McElwain, an autistic boy whose basketball exploits grabbed national attention.

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freedomtostupidi ty

United States

#1 Mar 15, 2006
When you can't accomplish your own mission, it's always nice to hang with someone who can.
bballfan

Oakland, CA

#2 Mar 16, 2006
hahaha well put. He's not one to miss a photo-op. Very touching.
Alexis -

Ripley, Canada

#3 Mar 16, 2006
No one could do what Jason McElwain accomplished!
WELL DONE JASON! It has to one of the neatest feats I have ever seen! Outstanding! President Bush would not be the only one who would be proud to meet you! Where do I sign up?
sultan of swing

Kissimmee, FL

#4 Mar 16, 2006
Was that kid amazing or what? good for him.
Drummer 13

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#5 Mar 17, 2006
I have two brothers with severe autism, so this is like a hero story for my family. I'm proud of Jason for haveing the courage to be who he is and accomplish what he's done. It's not easy to do.
George

Ripley, Canada

#6 Mar 23, 2006
Drummer: I can see you are there for you brothers, too.
There are many kinds of courage, you just demonstrated that. With your support, they may also accomplish great things. Not necessarily athletic. Any accomplishment is a big one!
Kearney

Columbia, MD

#7 Mar 23, 2006
I like this story...seems like it would make a good move someday. I hope the kid continues in his life well, and does let this 15 minute of fame he is getting make him soft and failure prone.
speaking of movies

Oakland, CA

#8 Apr 19, 2006
It was bound to happen:

Columbia acquires life rights to Jason McElway's story.

Sometimes...the cynicsm of business ruins threatens to ruin what is a wonderful story.

Since: Sep 13

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#9 Aug 19, 2014
This reminds of me of the downs syndrome guy that played Basketball he scored the winning free throw
Wes

Rochester, NY

#10 Aug 19, 2014
Diamond Daisy wrote:
This reminds of me of the downs syndrome guy that played Basketball he scored the winning free throw
This thread has had no activity in 8 YEARS. Are you that desperate to post stuff, and clutter up this forum with stuff from 8 YEARS ago? Stop it.

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