Sig Ep Brothers Take Turns Carrying Wheelchair-Bound Brother Up Mountain To Fulfill Rite Of Passage

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Are you sitting by a slightly-higher-than-solar-plexus-height space heater? Because your heart’s about to be warmed.

Joey Mullaney is a college junior at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, where it is a rite of passage to hike Sleeping Giant mountain. A high school class valedictorian, Joey is reportedly “an amazing young man…taking Quinnipiac by storm” both academically and socially.

He was born with Friedreich’s Ataxia, an autosomal recessive inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system. Because the FA has confined him to a wheelchair, Joey thought he couldn’t climb Sleeping Giant.

His Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity brothers decided he could.

They are an example for all of us.

They are indeed. Here’s the awesome video.

“The whole day pretty much is one of the best days of my life,” said Joey. A truly beautiful moment.

Click here to donate to Quinnipiac University Sig Ep’s quest for a cure for Friedreich’s Ataxia. I did, and you should, too.

I’m even more proud to be Greek today, which I didn’t even know was possible.

[via Huffington Post]

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Jared Borislow

Jared Borislow (né The DeVry Guy) is a Senior Writer for Grandex Inc and a 2015 graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

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