Ex-ESPN Producer Helps Two Underprivileged Young Men Soar to Amazing Heights

After story aired on ESPN, financial donations poured in to help two boys graduate.
2:35 | 07/11/13

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Finally tonight three lives and an unbreakable bond. Our friends at espn first brought us this story of a family you won't forget. They are america strong and here's abc's bob woodruff. Reporter: Leroy sutton was just 11 years old when his future was suddenly changed. Walking to school he was run over by a train, losing both of his legs. As a double amputee, the only person leroy really trusted was dar tan yan crock et, his teammate on their high school wrestling team. Get on my back. He has his struggles, I have mine. Dar tan yan has a challenge of his own, legally blind, born with leaner's disease, so near sighted he has to read inches away from the page. Two wrestlers one who won't walk carried around by one who can't see. They are shared through the struggles of broken homes and meager resources but remarkable poverty. They weren't bitter. They had just been dealt a really lousy hand. Lisa fen is the fen fespn tolder who first told their story. From where I come from there's not so much of a future in that neighborhood. Reporter: With the espn broadcast the boys received an avalanche of financial generosity across the country but no one to help them navigate what to do next. Lisa stepped back into their lives, helping them apply to colleges and manage financing. You can't earn the trust of two boys like this who have needs like this and then just walk away. She cared enough to stay and help us out. Reporter: With that leroy went to college, dar tan yan went a spot on the spare olympian judo team. His first call? I'm going to london. I love you, too. Reporter: So lisa and leroy were in london hearing as leroy won critical matches and earned a bronze medal. Next month this remarkable family will be there when leroy graduates from college. She is like another mother. Me and dar tan yan were brothers. We're brothers. And she just created the family like she was the missing piece

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