Thursday, November 27, 2014

"Don't Give Up" A Must Holiday Watch


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          I watch it every year around Thanksgiving, and it gets me into a thankful mood for the holidays to remind me of how important life and the people around you are, and what little time we have to accomplish what we would like.
          If you have read earlier blogs, I have a tremendous affinity for Jimmy Valvano and in particular his ESPY Award speech on +ESPN   in '93. He introduced the +The V 
Foundation for Cancer Research , and ended with a phrase that touches me every time. He mentioned how precious life is and how thankful he was for every minute he had left.
          He says, paraphrased, that cancer can take away all of my physical abilities, but it cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.

"Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul."

- Jimmy Valvano