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Enn dedicated herself to ensuring their success long after the reporting ws finished and the story aired and an unlikely family of three was formed The years ahead would be fraught with complex challenges but Fenn stayed with the boys every step of the way teaching them essential life skills helping them heal old wounds and traumatic pasts and providing the first steady and consistent support system they’d ever hadThis powerful memoir is one of love hope faith and strength a story about an unusual family and the courage to carry on even in the most extraordinary circumstance I loved this book from start to finish immediately goes on my list of favorite memoirs I can’t do justice to this story with my words so I will just beg everyone I know to read it Fenn moves from reporter to ally to friend to mother to these boys I listened to the audio and despite her training as a journalist you can hear her pride sorrow joy and love come through


Carry OnIn the spirit of The Blind Side and Friday Night Lights comes a tender and profoundly moving memoir about an ESPN producer’s unexpected relationship with two disabled African American wrestlers from inner city Cleveland and how these bonds blossoming ultimately into a most unorthodox family would transform their livesWhen award winning ESPN producer Lisa Fenn returned to her hometown for a story about two wrestlers at one of Cleveland’s toughest public high schools she had no idea that the trip would change her life Both young men were disadvantaged students with significa Every once in a while I read a book that affects me so deeply when I finish the book I feel the need to run and tell everyone I see You must read this book Lisa Fenn's Carry On is one such bookFenn grew up in Cleveland and became a producer for ESPN On a visit home her father showed her a newspaper story about two high school wrestlers from a high school in a poor section of the city One of the young men was blind the other had lost his legs in a tragic train accidentShe became intrigued and convinced her boss at ESPN to film a short documentary piece on the young men by giving him a visual The one who cannot walk being carried by the one who cannot see What came out of that piece changed Fenn's life foreverFenn got to know the young men Dartanyon a big guy who got shuffled from place to place who always carried a duffel bag of his belongings with him because he didn't know where he would be sleeping that night and Leroy who lost his legs in a train accident when he was eleven and was living with his grandmotherBoth young men grew up in poverty in addition to their physical challenges They became best friends Dartanyon would literally carry Leroy on his back into wrestling matches and he would freuently be found at Leroy's grandmother's home where he got a decent mealTheir bond was unbreakable and it took Fenn a long time to break through the defenses they had to get them to open up to her They were suspicious of Fenn of her motives for doing the documentary She spent many hours watching them play video games in Leroy's grandmother's basement eventually gaining their trustThe resulting documentary was so moving that many viewers responded by asking how they could help these courageous young men Fenn helped set up a fund for the young men to get them into colleges a dream they couldn't even begin to comprehendShe found people willing to help and through sheer force of will she got them to take the SATs and both of them were able to go to college But Dartanyon and Leroy were completely unprepared for college life and it became Fenn's full time job to keep these guys on trackCarry On is a book that looks at the bigger problem of race privilege class and poverty through the prism of these two young men For everyone who says why can't people just pull themselves up by their bootstraps and succeed the complications of that type of thinking is in hereFenn is a woman of faith and I enjoyed that aspect of the book She believed that she couldn't just walk away from these young men that she could make a difference even when most people would give upCarry On will appeal to anyone who loves a good story about sports and the difference we can make in other people's lives I cried throughout the book several times and it reminded me of Jeff Hobbs' brilliant book The Life and Tragic Death of Robert Peace Both books do a fantastic job of showing us a way of life most of us are unfamiliar withIf you are the kind of person who only reads one book a year make it Carry On I would love to see this become a book read in high schools colleges and in city reads program It is the best non fiction book I have read this year hands down

Lisa Fenn ↠ Carry On DOC

FREE PDF å BOOK Carry On  JOHNSCYCLINGDIARY Ä [KINDLE] ✿ Carry On By Lisa Fenn – In the spirit of The Blind Side and Friday Night Lights comes a tender and profoundly moving memoir about an ESPN producer’s unexpected relationship with two disabled African American wrestlers from In theNt physical disabilities Dartanyon Crockett the team’s best wrestler was legally blind as a result of Leber’s disease Leroy Sutton lost both his legs at eleven when he was run over by a train Brought together by wrestling they had developed a brother like bond as they worked to overcome their disabilities In their time developing the segment together Fenn formed a profound connection with Dartanyon and Leroy After earning their trust and their love she realized she couldn’t just walk away when filming ended These boys had had to overcome the odds too many times Instead F Oh I loved this book I cried so many times Like 5 times before I even got to page 40I came to this book for the wrestling But this book is so much Oh these boys and their story The beautiful prose of the writer the honesty the inspiration Just when it seemed like Fenn was going to get all preachy and trite she would pivot slightly and turn it into something uniue and universal Lisa's candor about her naivety about poverty is so refreshing and instrumental She takes a second look at what we often take for granted as normal and makes us see with her for maybe the first timehow these things are indeed privilege Lisa's dedication and unwavering love for these boys despite every obstacle is a true testament to what it really means to be a motherLeroy and Dartanyon have been at the forefront of my mind since I started this book a week ago I've been talking about them at the dinner table on my front porch and while driving my kids around It's like they have become a part of my own lifeRich devastating encouraging Poignant and full of harsh realities This one has all the chills and thrills