Coach Johnny Darden

I’m thankful for my parents–they taught me many wonderful lessons about life and how to live it.

I’m thankful for my grandparents and other relatives who reinforced those lessons.

And I’m thankful for the many others who have helped me along my journey.  One of those people is my high school basketball coach, Johnny Darden.

There was an article about him in yesterday’s Knoxville News Sentinel.  You can see it by clicking here:  http://knoxnews.com/news/2009/jan/30/game-not-over/

I’m glad he overcame prostate cancer and hope he has many more years to coach and help boys become men.  This world need more people like Coach Darden, not fewer.

I also hope that more people in my generation will step up to the plate and take responsibility for helping others along their journey.  So many people helped us, but it should not end with us.  There is more work to be done, more children to be mentored, more lives to be touched. 

Let’s get to it.

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