What an awesome feeling to be able to throw out the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game.
Alayna Adams was selected to throw out the first pitch at the Tampa Bay/Boston game to honor her father Lt, Col Will Adams who had been deployed in Afghanistan for the past two years. What Alayna didn’t know, was that her father was behind the catcher’s mask waiting for her to throw him the ball.
What a beautiful moment it was when her father caught her pitch and then lifted his mask. She instantly ran into her father’s arms, which could possibly be the greatest moment this year in sports.
Have a good day, and let the good news be yours,
Not only did Iram Leon win the 2013 Gusher marathon, but he did it while pushing his 6 year old daughter, Kiana!
Iram is 32 years old and the doctors have said that he will live to be 40 if he's lucky. Iram is not letting brain cancer slow him down at all. He ran the 26.2 miles in 3 hours and 7 minutes. He's not only a great inspiration to his daughter, but also to the entire world, proving that you should never give up on anything.
"People shouldn't wait to live until they're told they're dying," Leon said. "Go home and hug somebody and don't wait to be told you have a disease that's going to kill you. I ran my entire life and I was dumb enough to wait until I was told I was dying before I ran with my daughter."
He's making up for it though. His daughter absolutely LOVES running with her father. She yells out "WOOO!" on all of the turns with a big smile on her face. Now it that's not inspiration, I don't know what is :)
And that's what's good,
Younger fathers may be able to keep up with their kids in the playground, but a recent study has found evidence that older fathers may pass on longevity to their children. It has not been proven yet, but the study does show some really interesting evidence.
The study was developed by several professors at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and University of Washington in Seattle, WA. This interesting study revolved around "telomeres" which are structures at the end of chromosomes which protect the chromosome from damage.
Telomeres have been linked to the aging process. Shorter telomeres have been linked to a shorter lifespan while longer telomeres have been linked to longer lifespan. These structures become shorter over time in all areas except for within a man's sperm where they actually get longer over time!
This study focused their research on blood samples of over 2,000 people in the Philippines. The researchers discovered that telomere length was inherited by children AND their children's children! This means that an older grandfather could pass the longer telomeres to both their son and grandchild!
It's a fascinating study that provides some real good insight into the aging process. It does NOT mean that men should wait until they are old to have children - there are also mutations that develop over time, but it is a promising study that is potentially unlocking another secret to the world that we live in.
Peace & Love,
Research study: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/06/05/1202092109.abstract