Among the people I consider heroes, just a handful come, or have come from, the world of sports.
Pro athletes who contribute small percentages of their wealth for charitable works don’t make the list.
Nor do any of the figures so many idolize from the entertainment world.
However, that said, former major league pitcher Jim Abbot, who had a pretty good career with just one hand, and the young woman who’s overcome a serious life crisis to compete as an amateur athlete detailed in the story below from our news partners at Metro Source Network, offer inspiration to all of us.
That’s the way I see it.
“(Toledo, OH) — University of Toledo student-athlete Janelle Noe [[ NO-ee ]] will compete for a national championship, just two years removed from an accident that burned 50-percent of her body. Noe will travel to Oregon this week to run in the women’s 15-hundred meter race at the NCAA National Championships. Her accomplishment caps a remarkable recovery from injuries suffered when a teammate poured alcohol on an open flame at an off-campus party in 2016.”