EX-MARINE’S UNBREAKABLE FRIENDSHIP: With 12yr-Old Girl Who Has Rare Aging Disease Will Melt Your Heart

Screen Shot 2016-04-02 at 9.13.59 AMGlad to see people caring for another. Very rare to hear amongst all the news headlines.

A weightlifter and Marine Corps veteran from California may be all muscle but he’s convinced that his 12-year-old friend battling an illness is much stronger than him.

David ‘The Beast’ Douglas says he gets his strength from a little girl from Detroit, Michigan named Lindsay who is suffering from a rare disease called progeria that causes her to age 8-10 times faster than a normal little girl, according to Fox.

A photo of the two walking hand in hand at an event in Minnesota in 2014 expresses David’s unshakable respect for Lindsay and her spirit.

The two are pictured walking away and written on David’s shirt are the words ‘strong’ and ‘stronger.’ Next to the word stronger is an arrow pointing at Lindsay. The photo quickly circulated the web after it was shared on David’s Facebook.

‘People looked at me as strong when everything about her was stronger. Instead of putting those words off to the side, I decided to put it right on me to make the point even louder,’ David wrote along with the touching image.

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