The University of Hawaii has a graduate assistant football coach who can’t move or speak on his own. Brian Kajiyama has cerebral palsy. He buzzes the field in a motorized wheelchair. He speaks with a computer-assisted device.
Brian joined the coaching staff after defensive line coach Jeff Reinebold took the time to get to know him. Brian is sharp about football. He inspires the team with a clear mind, hard work, and good humor.
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Brian thinks outside his wheelchair. Coach Reinebold thinks beyond the obvious. And across the nation, children in wheelchairs think they can do more—because of the example of two good men—in the high calling of our daily work.
“For as [a man] thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Prov. 23:7, NKJV)