When award-winning ESPN producer Lisa Fenn returned to her hometown for a story about two wrestlers at one of Cleveland’s toughest public high schools, she had no idea that the trip would change her life. Both young men were disadvantaged students with significant physical disabilities. Dartanyon is legally blind. Leroy lost his legs in an accident when he was eleven. Brought together by wrestling, they had developed a brother-like bond.
After forming a profound connect with Dartanyon and Leroy, Fenn realized she couldn’t just walk away when the filming ended. Instead, she dedicated herself to ensuring their success—forming an unlikely family.
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