23 July 2009

jonesville bull-rider corbin carpenter sets the tone for the 2009 national high school finals rodeo opening

photo: lindsay grover-pierce

2009 national high school finals rodeo
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corbin carpenter is the jonesville, louisiana teen who's neck was broken in two places due to an errant bull-stomp, last july in the 2008 national high school finals rodeo.

In watching what transpired Sunday evening, I, for one, will find it hard to say any difficult situation is impossible from here on out. After watching a young man who was supposed to be paralyzed from the chest down get on a horse and ride around the rodeo grounds at McGee Park less than a year later, it just goes to show that just about anything is possible...

Carpenter's appearance set the tone for a great first night at the 2009 NHSFR. Shortly after, the pageantry that is a staple of rodeo began, with rousing renditions of "Advance Australia Fair," "O Canada" and "The Star-Spangled Banner." Each state was then introduced with their flags flown by their respective queen contestants... ~ read more
corbin's mother, teresa freeman carpenter has written a book: "spurs, chaps and faith the corbin carpenter story," as a testimony to how corbin is using his experience with god's healing power to help change the world.

it's available from amazon.com and probably everywhere else books are sold.
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