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    Just a barner.

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    Tell her good job AUDub.


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    I have 3 kids and love them all. They have their ups and downs. I lined em up boy girl boy. And the hardest one to raise so far has been the girl. Nowadays with social media it can get vicious. I thought I had it rough. But enough about the good stuff... Lol
    My daughter, who is about to be 20, started playing softball when she was 7 or 8. I was out practicing with my son and she picked a bat up and wanted to practice too. Well she made contact with every ball. So I decided to a sign her up for rec ball. She made all-stars every year except one (should have made it then too). Had a unassisted triple play at 3rd when she was 9 (caught the line drive, stepped on the bag, and tagged the runner) . Began to pitch when she was 10. When she was 15 we went to Bham to visit this cute nurse I was seeing and her daughter played. She played in an 15-18u league. Well they were short a player. So I told them my daughter could play outfield if they needed her to. When the coaches heard she could pitch they let her try. You should have seen the coaches faces when my daughter was striking out the 18 year old players they asked if she could play in a tourney that weekend and she agreed. She pitched all the games. She had offers at the end of the tournament to move up to Bham and go to school. She continued her career down in our hometown, playing high school ball etc. Thoughts of college ball were looming in my head.
    When she was 17 however she started having irregular heartbeats. She was taken to the emergency room one day and found to have a heart murmur. We then went to Montgomery to see a specialist and he did an ultrasound on her heart and saw she had one large hole and several small holes on a inner wall of her heart. We made several trips to Bham's Children's hospital where eventually she had to have open heart surgery to repair her heart. While there they discovered a rare genectic tumor on her right adrenal gland above her kidney about the size of a tennis ball. They were able to remove it, taking with it her adrenal gland. Because of its rarity the medicine she took before surgery was very expensive. I literally held 39000 dollars in pills in my hands. We spent maybe a month at Children's. It was rough...the hospital food. No words. But her heart problems were a blessing. Without them we may have never discovered the life threatening tumor.
    Needless to say she had to give up sports and thoughts of college ball. But she was probably stronger than me through the whole ordeal. And came through tough as nails. She now has a 6" scar down her chest that she calls her battle scar. She is definitely a warrior and is one of the three most wonderful kids I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by TUSCALOOSAHONOR View Post
    I have 3 kids and love them all. They have their ups and downs. I lined em up boy girl boy. And the hardest one to raise so far has been the girl. Nowadays with social media it can get vicious. I thought I had it rough. But enough about the good stuff... Lol
    My daughter, who is about to be 20, started playing softball when she was 7 or 8. I was out practicing with my son and she picked a bat up and wanted to practice too. Well she made contact with every ball. So I decided to a sign her up for rec ball. She made all-stars every year except one (should have made it then too). Had a unassisted triple play at 3rd when she was 9 (caught the line drive, stepped on the bag, and tagged the runner) . Began to pitch when she was 10. When she was 15 we went to Bham to visit this cute nurse I was seeing and her daughter played. She played in an 15-18u league. Well they were short a player. So I told them my daughter could play outfield if they needed her to. When the coaches heard she could pitch they let her try. You should have seen the coaches faces when my daughter was striking out the 18 year old players they asked if she could play in a tourney that weekend and she agreed. She pitched all the games. She had offers at the end of the tournament to move up to Bham and go to school. She continued her career down in our hometown, playing high school ball etc. Thoughts of college ball were looming in my head.
    When she was 17 however she started having irregular heartbeats. She was taken to the emergency room one day and found to have a heart murmur. We then went to Montgomery to see a specialist and he did an ultrasound on her heart and saw she had one large hole and several small holes on a inner wall of her heart. We made several trips to Bham's Children's hospital where eventually she had to have open heart surgery to repair her heart. While there they discovered a rare genectic tumor on her right adrenal gland above her kidney about the size of a tennis ball. They were able to remove it, taking with it her adrenal gland. Because of its rarity the medicine she took before surgery was very expensive. I literally held 39000 dollars in pills in my hands. We spent maybe a month at Children's. It was rough...the hospital food. No words. But her heart problems were a blessing. Without them we may have never discovered the life threatening tumor.
    Needless to say she had to give up sports and thoughts of college ball. But she was probably stronger than me through the whole ordeal. And came through tough as nails. She now has a 6" scar down her chest that she calls her battle scar. She is definitely a warrior and is one of the three most wonderful kids I know
    Man it is good to hear how all this turned out. I love the way she has embraced the "battle scar" on her. We have spent many a night at UAB and up here in Vanderbilt. Those doctors and nurses in those hospitals are very good people. The way they make the children a top priority really helps a parent out. My child has had four brain surgeries and has a scar in the shape of a 7 on his head. It definitely makes them tough, but I still hate thinking about how much they had to go through.

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    Props to the OP for this post idea! My 23 year old daughter graduated cum laude from UAB in December with a degree in elementary education and has taken 5 of her masters classes in ESL. Currently looking for permanent employment and will finish her masters at night. Soon to be 20 year old son graduated HS with a high enough gpa and test scores to go just about anywhere he wanted. Accepted a Presidential scholarship to UAB but quickly discovered he had no clue what he wanted to do and was gone within a semester and a half. He battled some depression which was honestly the hardest thing I've ever had to go through in my life and that includes watching my mother die from cancer when I was 25. He is doing much better now and plans to enroll at Jacksonville State in the fall. I guess I can attribute it to my wife but my kids are waaaaay smarter than I ever was, less the common sense sometimes. All in all I couldn't be any more proud of mine and cherish every day I have with them.

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    My boy ran a 4:32 1600 meters last night in a track meet. It was a personal best for him, but now he is going to try to get under that time at the next meet. To move on past the sub-sectional meet he will need to be at a 4:25 or under probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Con View Post
    My boy ran a 4:32 1600 meters last night in a track meet. It was a personal best for him, but now he is going to try to get under that time at the next meet. To move on past the sub-sectional meet he will need to be at a 4:25 or under probably.
    that's pretty dang fast. does he run indoor and outdoor?
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    that's pretty dang fast. does he run indoor and outdoor?
    He just does outdoor. He started swimming a long time ago because he wanted to do triathlons. I coach track so of course he runs track. He has never done cross county because he would have had to miss too much swim practice. We have traveled all over the country doing tri's though and we all love it. When he starts at the University in the fall his goal is to be a part of the triathlon club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Con View Post
    He just does outdoor. He started swimming a long time ago because he wanted to do triathlons. I coach track so of course he runs track. He has never done cross county because he would have had to miss too much swim practice. We have traveled all over the country doing tri's though and we all love it. When he starts at the University in the fall his goal is to be a part of the triathlon club.
    cool. is he doing the sprint tris or the longer distances (or both)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 92tide View Post
    cool. is he doing the sprint tris or the longer distances (or both)?
    His goal is to work up to the longer distances. We have to spend a little more money on a bike though because he loses too much time to the men who have the $5,000 bikes. He can smash them in the swim and in the run, but a nice bike will put a whole lot of time on a 17 year old with only a $750 bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Con View Post
    His goal is to work up to the longer distances. We have to spend a little more money on a bike though because he loses too much time to the men who have the $5,000 bikes. He can smash them in the swim and in the run, but a nice bike will put a whole lot of time on a 17 year old with only a $750 bike.
    bikes have gotten ridiculous

    you can do quite a lot with a sears bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92tide View Post
    bikes have gotten ridiculous

    you can do quite a lot with a sears bike

    We wish. We kept waiting to see if he was going to hit a growth spurt before we bought him another one. He seems to have stopped growing, so I guess we will check into the Sears bikes.

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