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Frank Kineavy Inspiring in Every Way

By Steve Edelson

In some ways, very little has changed since I first met Frank Kineavy, then 15, on the baseball field at Manasquan High School.

He still knows no limits in spite of the physical limitations placed on him by cerebral palsy, and exudes a confidence and exuberance many able-bodied young men could never imagine even though communicating the simplest thought is a laborious exercise.

But as I saw him Tuesday in the Rutgers Athletic Center, a lot has changed, even since I saw him last a few years ago at Villanova, where he was one of the managers for the men’s basketball team.

Back then everyone knew him as he zipped around campus in his wheelchair, already the star of an award-winning, student-made documentary titled “Coming Off the DL,” which highlighted Kineavy and Nick Gaynor, a fellow student with cerebral palsy who served a manager for the women’s basketball team.

Now, in the offices of the sports information department, where Kineavy is a writer for Scarletknights.com, he’s entering the next stage of what is nothing short of an extraordinary life. He’s got two writing gigs right now, including one with Diversity Inc., and gets more done in a day than pretty much anyone I know.

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