Exploring and Encouraging a Healthy Life Marked with Joy

There ARE Real Heroes

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A while back I posted on the negative quality of most news sources today (which, in retrospect, constituted a pretty negative view in itself).

Well not so today!

Did you read, or see on TV, the wonderfully good-certainly-does-abound story about twenty-one year old college star athlete Cameron Lyle?  Completing his senior year at the University of New Hampshire and his final season on the track and field team as a stellar shot putter, Cameron is giving up the last part of his athletic career in order to donate bone marrow to a young man in desperate need of it–and whose only match right now is … Cameron.

Here’s a link to the cool story:   http://www.today.com/health/i-never-had-second-thought-college-athlete-cuts-career-short-6C9670404#i-never-had-second-thought-college-athlete-cuts-career-short-6C9670404

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See?  There ARE real heroes.  Real Iron Men.

Lyle

Comments on: "There ARE Real Heroes" (6)

  1. Its funny that I ran across this post. As I drove home from work today they were talking about Tim Tebow and various athletes that are seen as true heroes. While Tebow is a great role model it needs to be reminded that there are many within the Military, Law Enforcement, and teaching profession that deserve the appreciation as well.

  2. Hi again, Curtis, and what a great question. I certainly don’t have the end-all answer to it, but this is what I have come to believe WE FIND WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR. For example, when I taught at Georgia Southern University, I tried to help my students (especially freshmen) to SEE that GSU could be a party-every-night school if that’s what they were LOOKING for. But it could also be a wonderfully academically challenging institution, if their “eyes” tooked in other directions.

    The same is true for contemporary heroes. We have to look for them. try positive-oriented news websites such as http://www.odewire.com or http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org. We can also in our homes, schools and churches talk about what it means to be a hero. I believe society has gotten off track about the definition of heroism.

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