iPadMatador, El Tiempo, Colombia

Century Marks

A winner: Four years ago Shawn Vanzant had no place to live: his mother was dead, his father in prison and his older brother in trouble with the law. His basketball coach asked Lisa Litton, mother of one of Vanzant’s teammates, whether she could take him in on a temporary basis. Vanzant now plays for the Butler University basketball team, which nearly beat Duke for the national championship last month. Though Litton suffers from cancer and lupus, she and her husband and three boys have unofficially adopted Vanzant. Litton can identify with Vanzant’s situation: when she was six her mother walked out the door, and she’s never seen or heard from her since (Fanhouse, April 3).

 

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