Sig Ep Brothers Take Turns Carrying Wheelchair-Bound Brother Up Mountain To Fulfill Rite Of Passage

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Are you sitting by a slightly-higher-than-solar-plexus-height space heater? Because your heart’s about to be warmed.

Joey Mullaney is a college junior at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, where it is a rite of passage to hike Sleeping Giant mountain. A high school class valedictorian, Joey is reportedly “an amazing young man…taking Quinnipiac by storm” both academically and socially.

He was born with Friedreich’s Ataxia, an autosomal recessive inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system. Because the FA has confined him to a wheelchair, Joey thought he couldn’t climb Sleeping Giant.

His Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity brothers decided he could.

They are an example for all of us.

They are indeed. Here’s the awesome video.

“The whole day pretty much is one of the best days of my life,” said Joey. A truly beautiful moment.

Click here to donate to Quinnipiac University Sig Ep’s quest for a cure for Friedreich’s Ataxia. I did, and you should, too.

I’m even more proud to be Greek today, which I didn’t even know was possible.

[via Huffington Post]

Image via YouTube

  1. William F Wallace

    This is the kinda news the public needs to see. This is the brotherhood we all have that usually gets a blind eye. Well done, gents.

    5 years ago at 3:32 pm
  2. Lightning McPeen

    “Fraternities never do anything good! They just drink and haze pledges!” Pick this story up, CNN.

    5 years ago at 4:18 pm
  3. DonDraper09

    This morning as I got ready for work, the news was reporting of some hazing death in regards to a fraternity and it made me frustrated because I knew people were going to see that shit and get this distorted perception of what a frat is all about.

    They are of course wrong. THIS is what a brotherhood is all about. This is what we all see and feel. This is why joined. To be apart of a big, weird, fun, brotherly lovin family. Much respect for these actives and what they did. HFF

    5 years ago at 4:27 pm