Sunday, October 14, 2012

Wow...what a crazy two weeks I've had!

Hi everybody! I'm sorry I didn't post sooner. Wait until you hear what I've been doing! Some of you probably know about my touchdown It was great. My coach told me he was going to put me in as a running back at the end of the game. I was so excited. The other team let us have the ball because there wasn't much time left. I went out there with the guys, my friend Zach handed the ball off to me and I went for it. The other team didn't even try to stop me so it was actually easy to score. The whole team went onto the field and the cheerleaders too. They were all cheering and the parents were cheering. Even the other team cheered for me. I felt so good. There were even people crying!!! At first, I didn't get why it was a big deal but people said I inspire them and that they are so proud of all the boys for treating me so great. I'm glad if I have made people feel good. Since then, our phone has been ringing and ringing. My story has been in 3 local papers and even in the Chicago Sun Times! My mom and I, my coach and my team were on the news on Fox Chicago. Here's the link:

Anderson Cooper's talk show (Anderson Live) called and they might have us come to New York and be on his show. I guess the video has been on Fox News channel a bunch. They were going to have us on this weekend, but they had to cancel us. Good Morning America did a on-line story about me and my touchdown. We were invited to a Board of Education meeting for my school district to be honored by the superintendent. We have been invited to go to a Northwestern Football game. They said Coach Fitzgerald was inspired by me and wants to show my video to his team! This has been an awesome experience. I'm still hoping for the Today show or Ellen to call! Maybe the Bears will hire me! I am so thankful for all of this. I'll try to post again soon.


  1. LOVE it, Jack! I don't know how you found the time to write at all! Your mom has been keeping us up-to-date on all of the excitement! We DVRd the first interview and have emailed everyone to proudly tell them about our awesome friend Jack and our wonderful football team. You have become an ambassador of awesomeness!! I am sure this is only the beginning of the incredible journey ahead for you!! :)

  2. Do you have an agent? Really, you're getting so famous, we should get you an agent. :) Big things, my friend. When you get this famous, we expect biiiig things from you. I knew your momma back when, and honestly, as the son of THE Jill Cleeton, I am NOT surprised that you write so well and that you are changing the world. Kudos and keep writing!

  3. Well Jack, I have seen all the videos, articles, endorsements and I have yet to see a nod to 'Aunt Judy' for making it all possible. I forgive you. It has been a hectic run for you lately. I am happy just being the aunt of Mr. Awesome. Uncle Mike, your cousins and I have really had fun watching you shine!

    1. Thank you Aunt Judy! I'm sick today. I'm not doing this at school. You are the reason for all of it. 100%. I will make sure I let everyone know!

  4. Jack, you are a great inspiration to everyone! My daughter (who also has cerebral palsy) and I love your smile!