Questions for Adrian Clayborn DE of Tampa Bay Bucs

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Questions for Adrian Clayborn DE of Tampa Bay Bucs

Post by richinma2005 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:54 pm

Please post your questions in this thread :P

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Re: Questions for Adrian Clayborn DE of Tampa Bay Bucs

Post by Jaredsmom19 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:40 pm

Dear Adrain,
Is there a moment that you can remember when someone else inspired you to push harder towards following your passion?

Thank you,
Kara.. Jareds mom

PS. Do you drinking enough water? Are you getting enough sleep? Hows your knee?

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Re: Questions for Adrian Clayborn DE of Tampa Bay Bucs

Post by Judy-T » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:45 pm

Adrian,
Would you like to attend the Adult OBPI retreat in Orlando,Fl. Jan.31-Feb. 2 ,2014? If you want more info on the event please let me know.

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Re: Questions for Adrian Clayborn DE of Tampa Bay Bucs

Post by Monica1981 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:04 pm

Adrian,

As an adult, how hard was it to explain your injury to your teammates? How did they re-act and were you looked at differently?

Many people with Brachial Plexus lose mobility/strength as they age. Do you feel as though you have gained more use with your right arm or are you noticing new challenges?

Name one person that helped you get to where you are today.

Monica A

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Re: Questions for Adrian Clayborn DE of Tampa Bay Bucs

Post by kailyn97 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:09 pm

Hi Adrian,

I'm in high school and play soccer and I was wondering if you played other sports besides football growing up?
Were you ever scared that you might hurt your arm more while playing or injuring your uninjured arm?
What would you say your biggest challenge was growing up with this injury? Not just in sports, but in school too.

Rooting for you this season!

Thanks,
Kailyn

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Re: Questions for Adrian Clayborn DE of Tampa Bay Bucs

Post by Jaredsmom19 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:02 pm

Hey Adrian

What does your mom think about you playing football? I know she thinks its cool but does she worry you'll get hurt? (you know my mom worrys)
How old were you when you started playing?
and mom says I have to go to college for more than football and good times. What did you want to be before you were a football player?

Thanks,
Jared

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Re: Questions for Adrian Clayborn DE of Tampa Bay Bucs

Post by Jaredsmom19 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:04 pm

Also Adrian,

When you were in school did other kids ask you about your arm? If you say yes what did you say back?

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Re: Questions for Adrian Clayborn DE of Tampa Bay Bucs

Post by richinma2005 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:32 pm

I find parents are protective & nervous for their kids, especially trying to balance freedom and prevention of further injury...how protective was your family and what advice would you give to parents in regards to sports and extracurricular activities? Did you ever try a musical instrument?

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Re: Questions for Adrian Clayborn DE of Tampa Bay Bucs

Post by mamaofsix » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:43 pm

Adrian,

Thank you for being willing to answer our questions! What would you say is one of your greatest strengths and also what do you find you struggle more with now as an adult in the spotlight?

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Re: Questions for Adrian Clayborn DE of Tampa Bay Bucs

Post by LSMommy » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:07 pm

Hi! Thank you so much for doing this. We read your story a while back and my husband and I were greatly inspired by your accomplishments! Our son is only 2 years old so he has a long journey ahead with his right brachial plexus injury. As parents it's really hard for us to see him struggle yet it's our job to help him to be the best he can be. Sometimes it's really tough having to be the "therapist" making our baby cry and causing him frustration, yet we know that it's the only way he will be able to have a functional arm.
What advice do you have for parents, what words or actions do you remember throughout your childhood that made a difference in your life and allowed you to work hard to accomplish your goals, without feeling like they were pushing you too hard?

Thank you,
Brittany and Steve

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