Team Long Brothers
Two brothers who share a love for each other and for racing and showing the world little bit about what inclusion is all about.
Team Long Brothers was established the Summer of 2011 by one determined 7 year old named Conner. See Conner has a little brother, Cayden who is 5 and was diagnosed with Spastic Cerebral Palsy. Cayden cant walk or speak. Conner had always longed to play outside and ride bikes with his brother but the odds where little against him until one day his mom was reading through a Nashville Parent Magazine and stubbled across a Kids Triathlon taking place. Conner was wondering what the kids where doing on the page and his mom told them they where racing in a Triathlon, Conner mentioned doing it with his brother and asked his mom. Well mom didn't want to say no but knew she had to put her brains together and first get permission from the people at the race. She got the okay from the race people and so it was, Team Long Brothers!!!!!
Then one day his mom was reading through a Nashville Parent Magazine and stumbled across a Kids Triathlon which would be taking place. Conner was wondering what the kids were doing and his mom explained that they were racing in a triathlon. Conner asked about doing it with his brother and asked his mom if that was possible. Mom didn't want to say no, but knew she had to put her thoughts together and get permission from the people at the race. She got the okay from the race people and Team Long Brothers was born!!!!!
Conner and Cayden participated in their first Triathlon as a team on June 5th, 2011 at the Nashville Kids Triathlon. They did not place 1st, 2nd, or even 3rd but what mattered is that they made a connection as brothers that day that they will never forget!!!
We designed this page to inspire and move other families with a special needs child or even a family that doesn't have a special needs child that anyone can do anything with the support and love of each other! This is not the last of Team Long! As long as Conner continues to still want to race with his brother, they will race! We will keep everyone posted on upcoming races. Thank you to everyone for all the support, Love Team Long Brother'sTo reach Team Long Brothers contact them at P.O. Box 1452 White House, TN 37188; New Website and Blog coming soon!!