A Life Defined Not By Disability, But Love by NPR: Bonnie Brown who is intellectually disabled raised her daughter Myra as a single parent. Brown tells her daughter,"I am really thankful because you understand me, and you love me, and you accept me. And ... thank you for that. Myra says "I don't know, you kind of make it seem like I tolerate you — I love you. You're a good parent, and just because you're disabled doesn't mean that you do anything less for me." Listen to the story. #Love
Evander Holyfield w/ his mom Annie in 1987. He was born on 10/19/1962, in the mill town of Atmore, Alabama. The youngest of 9 children, Holyfield and his family moved to Atlanta, where he began boxing at age 12 and won the Boys Club boxing tournament. At 13, he qualified to compete in his first Junior Olympics. By age 15, Holyfield became the Southeastern Regional Champion, winning this tournament and the Best Boxer Award. By 1984 he had a record of 160 wins and 14 losses, with 76 KO.