Boy Bullied for Appearance, Speech Invited to New England Patriots Game
Posted on December 15, 2013
Here’s another reason to cheer for the New England Patriots today as they take on the Miami Dolphins.
For anyone who missed the story on the Ellen Show last week, young Danny Keefe who was born with a brain hemorrage and has a speech impediment yet defied the odds to not only walk but run, was being teased at school because of his appearance and the way he speaks.
Danny has a favorite jacket and likes to wear it with a tie and fedora hat to classes. Sadly, some children at his school bullied Danny teasing him about his speech and wearing a suit. and snatching away his hat. Danny is the water coach for the Bridgewater Badgers youth football team in Massachusetts and when his friend Tommy, the quarterback for the Badgers heard about what Danny was going through he asked his teammates to make a stand of solidarity with their friend and all wear suits to school – they did.
“Danny shouldn’t get teased for the way he speaks,” the young quarterback with the big heart said during the Ellen Show that he and Danny appeared on.
As a surprise for the boys who are New England Patriots fans, quarterback Tom Brady did a remote in which he offered words of
encouragement to Danny and praise to Tommy for his display of leadership. Brady also invited the two boys to the final Patriots regular season game and announced that team owner Robert Kraft had invited the entire Badgers team to the Patriots Hall of Fame.
Kudos to the boys, the original reporting team , the Ellen Show and the Patriots.