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The Friendship Between This Ex-Marine And Sick Young Girl Will Move You To Tears!



A tale of two friends who will show you what friendship means.

#7 Marine

#7 Marine

David "The Beast" Douglas is a Marine Corps veteran and professional powerlifter.

"As much motivation and intensity I harbor for the competition platform, I would like to share to uplift others," wrote Douglas in his Facebook description.

He may be strong, but his strength is nothing compared to that of his best friend.

#6 Best Friend

#6 Best Friend

Douglas's best friend is a 12-year-old girl named Lindsay Ratcliffe.

Ratcliffe was born with a rare disorder called progeria, a disease that drastically speeds up aging. Individuals diagnosed with progeria only have a life expectancy of 13 years.

#5 Inseperable

#5 Inseperable

The two unlikely friends became inseparable.

Douglas and Ratcliffe met at a fundraising event, Relentless Powerlifting Competition in Minnesota according to ABC News. The event partners with the organization HopeKids to raise money for children with life-threatening illnesses.

#4 Vists

#4 Vists

"Lindsay became my little sis since day one," Ratcliffe told ABC News.

He posts on Facebook every year for her birthday and has even surprised Lindsay and her family with unexpected visits to Detroit.

Lindsay has also returned the favor.

#3 The Favour

#3 The Favour

When Douglas underwent bicep surgery....Lindsay surprised him with an awesome shark pillow!

Their friendship is so sweet! Just look at the smiles on their face!

#2 Long Distance

#2 Long Distance

Distance can't keep them apart.

Ratcliffe lives in Michigan while Douglas lives in California. They Facetime each other to keep in touch.

#1 Friendship

#1 Friendship

Friendship has no boundaries, it comes in all shapes and sizes and these two friends share a strong bond that cannot be broken.

An unlikely pair, but together they are truly amazing.



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