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I*am*writing*this*to*thank*you.*I*met*you*at*D.Rya ns*bowling*event.*I*got*to*meet*you*and*I*told*you
I*support*your*foundation.*You*smiled*and*gave*me* your*dbwh*wristband.*I*had*to*leave*the*event
because*my*great*grandmother*who*is*turning*104*in *september.*She*was*taken*to*the*hospital.*She
nearly*passed*but*she*was*more*worried*about*my*fa mily.*She*saw*my*wristband*and*she*saw*the*words
dream*big.*She*really*started*to*live*to*your*word s*on*the*wristband*I*told*her*how*I*got*it*and*she
smiled*knowing*I\'m*a*giant*texans*fan.*She*starte d*working*on*getting*back*on*her*feet.*She*never
saw*work*hard.*She*finally*saw*it*when*she*was*wor king*to*walk*agin.*Which*is*amazing*to*me.*She*is
a*month*away*from*being*104*and*she*is*now*walking *using*a*walker.*Her*dream*was*to*live..*And*she
worked*hard*and*she*made*it.*She*told*me*the*wrist bands*the*truth*and*to*dream*big*and*work*hard*and
laughed*so*I*decided*on*new*years*a*week*after*she *got*home*from*the*hospital*she*was*in*there*from
sept*tell*December.**That*I*am*going*to*lose*weigh t*I*met*you*when*I*was*17*and*on*new*years*I*was
268*pounds*I*am*now*227*pounds.*I*am*still*wearing *the*same*bracelet*since*I*met*you*and*if*it*was
of*my*wrist*it*was*not*far*from*me.*I*am*going*to* make*a*case*and*retire*the*wristband*soon*I*don\'t
want*it*to*break.*I*am*going*to*print*the*picture* of*me*with*you*at*the*event.*You*are*a*inspiration
to*people*you*don\'t*even*know.*My*grandmother*nev er*heard*of*you,*but*your*wristband*alone*gave*my
great*grandmother*hope.**I*plan*on*buying*another* wristband*soon*most*likely*all*colors.*You
inspired*me*to*push*to*my*dreams*
I*know*Training*camp*has*started*but*I*hope*you*re ad*this.*I*wish*you*the*best*and*I*know*you*will*

So..*Continue*to*dream*big*and*work*hard*and*I*wil l*promiss*I*will*and*a*lot*of*people*you*never
meet*are*going*to*do*the*same

Your*friend,
Brandon*Lange....



This morning I got a reply from jj watts mother



Thank you for sending this to us. *I have forwarded it to J.J. - you're right he is extremely busy but I wanted to be sure he got to see it. *I also print these type of emails off and create a binder for someday his children and grandchildren to read. *I love your email and am glad you have been so successful on your weight loss. *Keep that going it will help you live a long life. *Not everyone is as lucky as my boys to receive so much training on nutrition, diet, exercise, etc. from the college strength coaches. *You obviously found something to work and the story about your Grandmother is terrific.

J.J.'s Great Grandma is turning 95 this year. *Her great grandson told her she had to live to 99 for sure since it's J.J.'s number. *We all shushed him and said we hope she lives much longer than that.

I must run - thanks again for your support and the email.

Connie Watt (J.J.'s Mom & CEO of the foundation)



Wow bad timeing on my part?
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Old 08-02-2012   #2
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My gmail messed up my letter apperently.
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So...painful...to...read...far...too...many...aste risks...aaargh.
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Bad spelling as well
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Brandon (formerly known as SIAB) thank you for sharing. It is awe inspiring and am glad Watt's mom took time to respond. Prayers for your grandmother.

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Wow no joke. I just read it to my self. I should not write at 4 in the morning. Maby I did curse jj watt.
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Wow no joke. I just read it to my self. I should not write at 4 in the morning. Maby I did curse jj watt.
I'm sure you did curse him, LOL. He was up until 4 in the morning trying to decode the thing with his Little Orphan Annie Decoder Pin:



(I hope everyone gets the movie "A Christmas Story" reference!)

That's awesome that you got something back from his mom.
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I am writing this to thank you. I met you at D.Ryans bowling event. I got to meet you and I told you I support your foundation. You smiled and gave me your dbwh wristband. I had to leave the event because my great grandmother who is turning 104 in september. She was taken to the hospital. She nearly passed but she was more worried about my family. She saw my wristband and she saw the words dream big. She really started to live to your words on the wristband I told her how I got it and she smiled knowing I'm a giant texans fan. She started working on getting back on her feet. She never saw work hard. She finally saw it when she was working to walk agin. Which is amazing to me. She is a month away from being 104 and she is now walking using a walker. Her dream was to live.. And she worked hard and she made it. She told me the wristbands the truth and to dream big and work hard and laughed so I decided on new years a week after she got home from the hospital she was in there from sept tell December. That I am going to lose weight I met you when I was 17 and on new years I was 268 pounds I am now 227 pounds. I am still wearing the same bracelet since I met you and if it was of my wrist it was not far from me. I am going to make a case and retire the wristband soon I don't want it to break. I am going to print the picture of me with you at the event. You are a inspiration to people you don't even know. My grandmother never heard of you, but your wristband alone gave my great grandmother hope. I plan on buying another wristband soon most likely all colors. You inspired me to push to my dreams I know Training camp has started but I hope you read this. I wish you the best and I know you will

So.. Continue to dream big and work hard and I will promiss I will and a lot of people you never meet are going to do the same

Your friend,
Brandon Lange....



This morning I got a reply from jj watts mother



Thank you for sending this to us. *I have forwarded it to J.J. - you're right he is extremely busy but I wanted to be sure he got to see it. *I also print these type of emails off and create a binder for someday his children and grandchildren to read. *I love your email and am glad you have been so successful on your weight loss. *Keep that going it will help you live a long life. *Not everyone is as lucky as my boys to receive so much training on nutrition, diet, exercise, etc. from the college strength coaches. *You obviously found something to work and the story about your Grandmother is terrific.

J.J.'s Great Grandma is turning 95 this year. *Her great grandson told her she had to live to 99 for sure since it's J.J.'s number. *We all shushed him and said we hope she lives much longer than that.

I must run - thanks again for your support and the email.

Connie Watt (J.J.'s Mom & CEO of the foundation)



Wow bad timeing on my part?
Fixed. Couldn't read it otherwise. I only fixed the asterisks and the backslashes, left grammar and spelling alone.
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All I got from that is that your spacebar is broken and you chose to use the asterisk instead. Personally I would have gone with the underscore, but to each his own.
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I am writing this to thank you. I met you at D.Rya ns bowling event. I got to meet you and I told you
I support your foundation. You smiled and gave me your dbwh wristband. I had to leave the event
because my great grandmother who is turning 104 in september. She was taken to the hospital. She
nearly passed but she was more worried about my fa mily. She saw my wristband and she saw the words
dream big. She really started to live to your word s on the wristband I told her how I got it and she
smiled knowing I\'m a giant texans fan. She starte d working on getting back on her feet. She never
saw work hard. She finally saw it when she was wor king to walk agin. Which is amazing to me. She is
a month away from being 104 and she is now walking using a walker. Her dream was to live.. And she
worked hard and she made it. She told me the wrist bands the truth and to dream big and work hard and
laughed so I decided on new years a week after she got home from the hospital she was in there from
sept tell December. That I am going to lose weigh t I met you when I was 17 and on new years I was
268 pounds I am now 227 pounds. I am still wearing the same bracelet since I met you and if it was
of my wrist it was not far from me. I am going to make a case and retire the wristband soon I don\'t
want it to break. I am going to print the picture of me with you at the event. You are a inspiration
to people you don\'t even know. My grandmother nev er heard of you, but your wristband alone gave my
great grandmother hope. I plan on buying another wristband soon most likely all colors. You
inspired me to push to my dreams
I know Training camp has started but I hope you re ad this. I wish you the best and I know you will

So.. Continue to dream big and work hard and I wil l promiss I will and a lot of people you never
meet are going to do the same

Your friend,
Brandon Lange....
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Fixed. Couldn't read it otherwise. I only fixed the asterisks and the backslashes, left grammar and spelling alone.
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Fixed. Couldn't read it otherwise. I only fixed the asterisks and the backslashes, left grammar and spelling alone.
LOL, you're quicker than I am.

WordPad (and other softwares) has a simple "find" and "replace" feature to change the asterik into a blank space quickly and easily.

I don't see what the fuss is all about, LOL!
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LOL, you're quicker than I am.

WordPad (and other softwares) has a simple "find" and "replace" feature to change the asterik into a blank space quickly and easily.

I don't see what the fuss is all about, LOL!
The fuss is legit. It would be like if I converted all of my posts to binary and expected people to read what I wrote. If you want to communicate with others, you should not be doing it in such a manner that it requires effort to consume your thoughts/feelings.

Now, I'm not complaining about the post either, because you're right, it's easy enough to fix and repost, but I understand why it may have been unappreciated.

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The fuss is legit. It would be like if I converted all of my posts to binary and expected people to read what I wrote. If you want to communicate with others, you should not be doing it in such a manner that it requires effort to consume your thoughts/feelings.

Now, I'm not complaining about the post either, because you're right, it's easy enough to fix and repost, but I understand why it may have been unappreciated.


You're welcome
The fuss is legit just as freedom of speech and of thoughts are taken way out of context.

There are times that small things get overblown for no "good" reason.

We have children and young men who need and seek guidance/acceptance.
IMHO, I think we need to encourage them instead of looking for fault, as Zig Ziglar, one my favorite motivational speakers/writers, had said.

Nothing personal to anybody, but I do think that as a society, we've become too quick to judge and react, instead of acting on the situation - again, as Zig Ziglar would say.
Act on a situation, don't react to it.

What you did - correcting the post for Brandon - was "acting on the situation"; IMO, that is the way to go.
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For a minute I thought I wasn't the only Deaf person on the board.



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