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During a high school track meet in Washington DC, some teammates noticed a familiar face on the other team.  They told their teammate that there was a girl on the opposite team that looked just like her! 
 
Jordan, a junior at Wilson High School went to the girl and introduced herself.  They quickly began chatting and discovered that their mother's both had the last name Jeter.  Turns out, Robin was 9 months older than Jordan who had been in the foster care system and ended up with a legal guardian. 
 
The two girls have been reunited and sharing lots of stories together.  They have many of the same features including their double jointed thumbs, the same shoe size, and can hardly tell the difference between the two on the phone.  Since they met, they have now became great friends, and are working together to find out if they have any more siblings.
 
 
Have a great day, and let the good news be yours,
 
Jeremy
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If you have ever watched someone pole vault before, you can obviously tell how scary and how hard it looks.  Now imagine doing it blindfolded...you would go nooooooo wayyyyy!  Well that is basically what Christian High School pole vaulter Aria Ottmueller goes through ever time she hits that track. 
 
Ottmueller was born without sight, later gained some vision, but his still considered legally blind.  At night, she can't see at all, she has no peripheral vision or depth perception and can't see facial expressions.  She would not let her condition get in the way of her doing what she always wanted to do. 
 
You may ask then how she actually does it!?  Aria carefully counted the steps it would take in her approach, and where exactly must plant her pole.  Her coach says she lands around 14-15 out of her attempts. 
 
Of course Aria didn't start pole vaulting for this amount of attention, but she just wanted to inspire people to never let anything get in your way of your goals.  Her dedication and hard work has paid off!  She vaulted 7 feet, 6 inches at the State Track meet at Mesa Community College! 
 
We wish you luck Aria in your future competitions!!!
 
 
 
Have a great day and let the good news be yours,
 
Jeremy
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The only 2 players left in the NBA from the 1994 draft just retired within three days of each other. 
 
Jason Kidd and Grant Hill, who were the 2nd and 3rd players picked in the 94 draft, and also shared the 1995 rookie-of-the-year award, both retire with stellar NBA resume's. 
 
Grant Hill won 2 Championships at the collegiate level with Duke, and also has an Olympic Gold in 96 with the 2nd coming of the original Dream Team. Hill, a 7-time All-Star and 5-time all NBA, was at one point is his career considered one of the best all around players often leading his team in points, rebounds, and assists.  A promising career for Hill was plagued by multiple ankle surgeries, but he still came back to finish a better then average 19 yr career in the NBA. 
 
Jason Kidd's 19 yr resume brought him 2 Olympic Gold Medals, 1 NBA Championship, and two other trips to the NBA Finals.   Jason kidd also a 10 time All-Star, 6-time all NBA, 9 time all defense, is also the only player in NBA history with at least 15,000 points, 10,000 assists and 7,000 rebounds. 
 
Personally I would love to see these guys on the sidelines coaching one of these days, but you can guarantee you will be seeing Hall-of-fame speeches in their future.
 
 
Have a great day and let the good news be yours,
 
Jeremy
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