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Incredible story of brotherly love

Brother with special needs gets sweet treatment

By Parenting Magazine Jan 17, 2013 10:44PM

9-year-old Conner Long wanted 7-year-old brother Cayden, who has hypertonic cerebal palsy, to be able to play sports. So Conner decided they should compete in triathalons together, despite the fact that Cayden can’t walk on his own. With the help of race organizers and a triathalon coach, Conner and his parents figured out a way to make it happen.

Michael Loccisano/Getty ImagesTogether, the brothers have competed in 14 races up and down the East Coast.  Conner pulls his brother in a raft for the swim portion and a trailer for the biking, and then pushes the trailer during the run.

Plus: How to Talk to Kids About a Special Needs Sibling

For this amazing accomplishment, the brothers have won Sports Illustrated Kids’ Sports Kids of the Year Award. Read Conner and Cayden’s story, then prepare to turn into a puddle when you watch this video.

Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Jan 20, 2013 12:10AM
This is amazing..what an incredible team!! this gives me chills!! Connor is amazing!!
Jan 18, 2013 1:04AM
True brotherhood spirit. We should learn from this team. truly inspirational.
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