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David Brooks Highlights Inclusion Awareness

The grandson of Cursillista Mo Meuse has cerebral palsey and mitochondrial disease but doesn’t let those get in the way of being a member of the 2021 Upper Arlington Golden Bears Football Team. Here is a piece that was created by 10TV about Grandson David: Upper Arlington Seniors Start Give Me Rocks Initiative.

Upper Arlington Golden Bears
David Brooks with Football Teammates
Lisa Brooks and Son David

In 2019, what David wanted, was to be a member of a team. His Mom, Lisa Brooks, brought this desire to the attention of the school and that same year, the football team invited David to join the team.

David Brooks’ “Give Me Rocks” Good Luck Fist Bump

This year, before the players take the field, Brooks gives each player a good-luck fist bump they call “Give Me Rocks”.

Capstone Seniors Sam Cannon, Carson Gresock and Alyssa Greene

Playing seniors Sam Cannon and Carson Gresock, along with Alissa Greene, developed their Senior Capstone project, “Give Me Rocks”, to bring awareness that everyone needs to be included. Their Capstone program instructor, Head Football Coach, Justin Buttermore, is proud of their unique project.

At a rainy night football game, David’s name was chanted throughout the crowds. When asked how he felt about that, he said, “That was awesome!”

David and Golden Bear Cheerleaders
David and Golden Bear Cheerleaders

“We all have so much to learn from one another”, said one Cursillista. “David is someone for whom we need to continue our prayerful support. He has much to teach us about being Christ like. Perhaps this is his purpose in life. 

Cum Christo needs to be open to accept all of our members as well as reach out to others to join us in our goal of enhancing one’s personal relationship with Christ.”