West Point's Congie DeVito Highlighted in Paulick Report
All Congie DeVito ever wanted was a chance. A chance to show he could work hard, get the job done, demonstrate some loyalty.
He didn’t want sympathy over the fact he’s been in a wheelchair his whole life. That he can’t do the simple things that you and I take for granted – like brushing his teeth or getting into bed – without someone else’s assistance.
He’s only four foot two inches tall – stunted and physically handicapped by the rare affliction osteogenesis imperfecta, commonly called brittle bone disease.
But the measure of this man isn’t gauged by a yardstick. It’s the enthusiasm, an upbeat, almost brash philosophy about life that can only make you shake your head and wonder how he does it.
Congie, in case the name doesn’t ring a bell, is the namesake for Saturday’s Tropical Park Derby winner, King Congie pronounced kahn-jee (the “g” is soft). Don’t get it wrong in his presence! Congie is the self-proclaimed “king” of West Point Thoroughbreds, which owns the 3-year-old ridgling by Badge of Silver.
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