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> In a supermarket, Kurtis the stock boy, was busily working
> when a new voice
> came over the loud speaker asking for a carry out at
> register 4. Kurtis was
> almost finished, and wanted to get some fresh air, and
> decided to answer the
> call. As he approached the check-out stand a distant smile
> caught his eye,
> the new check-out girl was beautiful. She was an older
> woman (maybe 26, and
> he was only 22) and he fell in love.
> Later that day, after his shift was over, he waited by the
> punch clock to
> find out her name. She came into the break room, smiled
> softly at him, took
> her card and punched out, then left. He looked at her
> card, BRENDA.
> He walked out only to see her start walking up the road.
> Next day, he waited outside as she left the supermarket,
> and offered her a
> ride home. He looked harmless enough, and she accepted.
> When he dropped
> her off, he asked if maybe he could see her again, outside
> of work.
> She simply said it wasn't possible.
> He pressed and she explained she had two children and she
> couldn't afford a
> baby-sitter, so he offered to pay for the baby-sitter.
> Reluctantly she accepted his offer for a date for the
> following Saturday.
> That Saturday night he arrived at her door only to have her
> tell him that
> she was unable to go with him.
> The baby-sitter had called and canceled. To which Kurtis
> simply said,
> "Well, let's take the kids with us."
> She tried to explain that taking the children was not an
> option, but again
> not taking no for an answer, he pressed. Finally Brenda,
> brought him inside
> to meet her children. She had an older daughter who was
> just as cute as a
> bug, Kurtis thought, then Brenda brought out her son, in a
> wheelchair.
> He was born a paraplegic with Down Syndrome.
> Kurtis asked Brenda, "I still don't understand why
> the kids can't come with
> us?" Brenda was amazed. Most men would run away from
> a woman with two kids,
> especially if one had disabilities - just like her first
> husband and father
> of her children had done. Kurtis was not ordinary -
> - -
> he had a different mindset.
> That evening Kurtis and Brenda loaded up the kids, went to
> dinner and the
> movies. When her son needed anything Kurtis would take
> care of him. When
> he needed to use the restroom, he picked him up out of his
> wheelchair, took
> him and brought him back. The kids loved Kurtis. At the
> end of the
> evening, Brenda knew this was the man she was going to
> marry and spend the
> rest of her life with.
> A year later, they were married and Kurtis adopted both of
> her children.
> Since then they have added two more kids.
> So what happened to Kurtis the stock boy and Brenda the
> check-out girl?
> Well, Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Warner now live in Arizona,
> where he is currently
> employed as the quarterback of the National Football League
> Arizona
> Cardinals and has his Cardinals in the hunt for a possible
> appearance in the
> Super Bowl. Is this a surprise ending or could you have
> guessed that he was
> not an ordinary person.

I'll be pulling for Kurt come Sunday.

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Go to Google and type in Kurt Warner Story, and then go to snopes and read the real storie about this email that has been going around. Still a great guy, but snopes points out the inaccuracys of the email.

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I live by St. Louis, Mo & have been a season ticket holder for the Rams since they moved here, 5 yard line & seven rows off the field. Warner is absolutely amazing as a player & more so as a human being. Very community oriented. He & his wife still operate a program for coats for kids in St. Louis every winter. On the news last week, they had collected over 7,000 coats this winter for the kids. (the Cardinals were the football team in St. Louis before the Arizona move) With those two things in mind, I'm rooting for Kurt all the way. It is an unbelievable success story. He was getting hurt alot here the last 2 years, no offensive line. Glad he was traded before he got killed out there. Colonel

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Not sure why snopes can't be considered reliable or accurate.

They at least try to be reliable and accurate, and dispel internet BS, which is more than I can say for most of the BS e-mails floating around the internet that folks claim to be true.

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Being from Pittsburgh, I hope the Steelers get their asses kicked! Don't care if the story is true or not, I hope Warner walks alll over the Steelers!

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I like Kurt, too; especially when he thanks Jesus when he gets interviewed after a game. I just wish he wasn't playing against the Steelers. It's so bad in my family, we buried Dad with his Terrible Towel! He loved the Steelers even when they stunk up the joint in the 60's. Come to think of it, we're Pirates fans, too. Must be masochists.
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