Look at this photo of young Arek Trenholm. Confined to a wheelchair because he has spina bifida, Arek is using his arms to “stand” at a parade while the honor guard passes by with the American flag.
In the comments at his uncle’s Facebook page some people call him a patriot.
I say he’s just a young man who has been taught by heavy trials (and probably by good parents) to appreciate his blessings and to say so with a heartfelt “thank you.”
Way to go, Arek.
At 16 years of age, you’re already wiser and more mature than several famous adults I could mention.
UPDATE (11/11/2016): A veteran who works for a company that builds “standing wheelchairs” saw this story and donated one of the company’s chairs to Arek. To see a video of Arek using his new chair for the first time, click here.