Dorial Green-Beckham was pronounced dead. His mother, Charmelle Green, troubled and six months pregnant, had been taken to a hospital in this Ozarks city after ingesting a cocktail of drugs that included crack and Demerol. Doctors miraculously revived her, then later told her the baby boy she was carrying was dead. They were wrong. He somehow survived and was born a few months later. It was the first time Dorial Green-Beckham had overcome adversity. But it would hardly be the last. “The fact that he has more than three brain cells is a miracle,” said Tracy Beckham, Dorial’s adoptive mother, who detailed Green’s past. So is Dorial’s improbable journey to becoming the class of 2012’s top high school football recruit, a turbulent path that defines the love his adoptive parents, John and Tracy Beckham, have had for decades for youths in need. It is a spellbinding tale of peaks and valleys that climaxed Wednesday at Hillcrest High School when Dorial ended years of speculation about his college future by choosing Missouri before a live national television audience. Yet the night before the announcement, the star wide receiver spoke fondly not about his college future, but his love for the Beckhams… Read full this story
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