More Than Friends: Sammy Callari and Parker Seward
Our Proud Moment this issue is from Sammy Callari. Sammy is a personal trainer in Naples, Fl., who has been working with a young man named Parker Seward.
Sammy explains it this way:
People tend to ask me, “What do you think it is about your relationship, or what is it that has touched your heart so much”? The answer is simple: It’s Parker. I don’t think it has much to do with me, at all. As much as people want to say, “Wow you’re a great personal trainer, you’re so good with kids”, while I do appreciate that, it’s actually what Parker has done for me. I think to myself, “Here’s a young boy who was born with a disability; so, since day one I think he’s had “society” basically going to count him out. He has disability and there’s a lot of people that would do things better than he could. But, I look at that and I’m saying to myself, “Why can’t Parker do that? What can’t Parker do?” As long as you give him enough time and enough patience, and teach him the right way to do things….he CAN do it. He is willing to do the “daily grind” that I see in the gym. We work with each other twice a week plus we hang out outside of the gym, so I see him a good amount of time.
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