Ordinary People Do Extraordinary Things

We have never met, yet you influence my life like no one else.

Thank you.

You taught me to be a dreamer, for those who do not dream are lost.

Thank you.

I Laugh. I Cry. I Think. And when they all come together on one day, you showed me to appreciate that as one heck of a day.

Thank you.

You taught me how to survive and advance.

Thank you.

I watched you cut down the net at the 1983 NCAA men's basketball championship with the smile I strive to hold each day, despite the circumstances.

Thank you.

You taught me that the journey is just as important as the destination.

Thank you.

Just as cancer took your life, it has taken members of my family as well,

but you told me that cancer may take away someone's physical abilities, but it can not take their mind, heart, or soul.

Thank you.

For you, Jimmy Valvano, have taught me how to survive and advance, shown me that life is better when you choose optimism, and are my biggest mentor, all due to one ESPN 30:30.

Thank you.

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