David Douglas knows what it means to be strong. He is, after all, a six-foot tall, 330 pound, ex-marine-turned-powerlifter nicknamed “The Beast”. He can bench 600 pounds and deadlift 770, but only when he met 12-year-old Lindsay Ratcliffe did he realise the true meaning of strength.
Lindsay suffers from Progeria, a rare genetic disorder that ages the body 8-10 times faster than normal
David and Lindsay met at Relentless, a sponsored powerlifting event to benefit children with rare diseases
David is nicknamed “The Beast” but Lindsay really brings out his soft side