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