The Best Feel-Good Story I Have Heard in a Long Time

The love a brother has for his sister

Wire Editor Newman
3 min readAug 22, 2022


Photo by Junseong Lee on Unsplash

Today, while watching television on a lazy Sunday afternoon, I came across a story about the love a brother has for his sister. I have to admit, I had not read or heard about this level of love a brother has for his sister since I wrote my article on how my son saved his sister’s life.

Without giving too much away, at a young age, he literally laid his life on the ground to save his sister. I thought this was very smart and brave of my son.

That was until I heard the following story.

Big brother, Superman, NASCAR tire changer

Every NASCAR team has its own driver, pit crew, crew chief, owners, and … the list is a mile long. To be successful, they all have to be excellent at their jobs. This would also include the team members working in the pit. In this story, it’s one of the tire changers.

Car#24 Driver—Michael McDowell

One of the pit crew members for this team is a tire-changer named Brett Sanchelli. Brett is an excellent crew member and an outstanding brother to his sister, Courtney. The driver for this team is Michael McDowell, an excellent NASCAR driver.

Courtney’s accident

The way I understand this story is that Brett Sanchelli’s sister, Courtney, was in a horrific car crash that left her quadriplegic on August 30, 2000. Courtney was just four years old when this accident happened. Brett, being the older brother, jumped in, and as the story goes, became Courtney’s and the family’s “Superman.”

He did so much for his sister—taking her skiing and bicycling in a special 3-wheeled bicycle. He was always there for his sister.

2014 Homecoming Queen

In 2014, Brett helped his sister run for Homecoming Queen at her high school. Courtney won the election and became the school's Homecoming Queen of 2014. She was all dressed up in her gown and tiara. Take a wild guess who wheeled her out onto the football field the night of the Homecoming football game?



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