A family affair

Bears draft pick Stephen Paea is hoping NFL contract helps unite family in U.S.

Updated: June 16, 2011, 2:51 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

Likely borne from centuries of boredom living in sheer beauty, for little girls on the Tongan islands the art of juggling comes as naturally there as Barbie dolls, jacks and hopscotch for young girls in America.

Having grown up on Vava'u, Tonga, Chicago Bears rookie defensive tackle Stephen Paea heard the word for the first time recently.

"I'm sorry, I don't know the word: juggle," Paea said.

Yet it's exactly what his mother, Ana, did with unshakeable faith, tireless work ethic ...

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