It’s not very often in this political season of discontent that we hear a tale of triumph, that we can all feel good about, without choosing sides.

Wesley Baker a former Conway High School football player stood up at the playing of the Star-Spangled-Banner during Friday night’s football game at his former high school, a simple and usually thoughtless action that we all take for granted, and no doubt have perhaps performed thousands of times within our lives.

However for 19-year old Baker standing up for anything is a dream come true, in fact simply being alive is a miracle.

In 2013 Wesley Baker’s life changed forever on a stretch of highway along route 701, by an 18-wheeler that took his left leg, leaving him brain-damaged and clinging to life.

However somewhere deep within the recesses of his mind Baker had the instinct and the will to survive, and ever so slowly he fought back from the brink of death. And for three tough years of medical rehab, therapy, and that will to survive perhaps honed on the football field, Baker on Friday night did something that we’ve all taken for granted, he pushed himself up and stood for the first time since that tragic event, for the playing of our nation’s National Anthem.

"It feels like a dream. I've asked God for three years... when his accident took place I said, 'God please let my son walk again and talk again,' and day by day, he's shown me miracles," his mother, Debra Phipps, told a local media outlet.

Phipps continued; "Wesley, he's worked hard, he's lost his leg and he had a right to sit down, but now God is giving him the strength to stand up, and we all need to stand up for America."

Please take a moment and share this on Facebook. This young man deserves our acknowledgement! This will make your family and friends feel good for all the right reasons.



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