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    Default RIP Jonathan Wentz

    http://www.usefnetwork.com/news/9228..._19902012.aspx

    He was such a very nice young many. Very friendly at the shows and always upbeat. Loved those horses. This is so sad.
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    What happened? Was it a complication of his disability?

    I am so in awe of the Paralympic riders. Whenever my body isn't "behaving" while I'm riding and I get frustrated, I think about the determination those guys must have. Makes my troubles seem trivial.
    Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sing Mia Song View Post
    What happened? Was it a complication of his disability?

    I am so in awe of the Paralympic riders. Whenever my body isn't "behaving" while I'm riding and I get frustrated, I think about the determination those guys must have. Makes my troubles seem trivial.
    I believe his disability was cerebral palsy, which shouldn't be life-shortening without other issues.

    As a novice rider with a disability/medical conditions, I am in awe of the high-level paraequestrians and what they do. Condolences to his family and friends.



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    no



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    Default RIP

    You were an insperation.



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    I was astounded to read this news this morning on fb. He truly was such an inspiration to all of us. RIP



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    I'm an SMU alum (where Jonathan was attending) and we were friends on Facebook. Just last week he posted a photo on Facebook of the stall of his horse, Richter, newly adorned with the London 2012 plaque. I couldn't help but smile and feel proud for him.

    I was so sad to read the post this morning by his parents announcing the loss of their son. Amazing how much can change in the blink of an eye.



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    Very sad. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.



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    Such a sad loss. Condolences to those who knew and loved him.
    From AliCat518 "Seriously, why would you NOT put fried chicken in your purse?!"



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    Condolences to his family and friends.



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    Jonathan accomplished an amazing amount during a life that was far too short. I hope his family can find some small comfort in that, and that he got to live his dream of competing -- and representing his country admirably -- at the London Paralympics.
    Rest in peace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverTime View Post
    Jonathan accomplished an amazing amount during a life that was far too short. I hope his family can find some small comfort in that, and that he got to live his dream of competing -- and representing his country admirably -- at the London Paralympics.
    Rest in peace.
    This exactly^^. Huge condolences to Jonathan's family and friends.
    We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........



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    It was so sad to see this news. My heart breaks for those that knew him and his horse. I know those two had an amazing bond.

    I hope his family and friends can find solace in Jonathan's accomplishments and knowing how many he has inspired.

    Rest in peace, Jonathan.



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