Friday, February 27, 2009
The Hockey Player Who Gives Till It Hurts
My Hockeyplayer has done an amazing thing and I want EVERYONE to be inspired by the difference one AWESOME 14-year old can make in the world. One of his hockey friends has cancer. Our Hockeyplayer donated his X-box to the oncology ward where his friend is receiving treatment.
If you know adolescent boys, you know this is no small sacrifice. They are tethered to their X-boxes with an invisible leash...it's the activity of choice in any spare moment, the constant topic of conversation, and the place where every spare dime is invested. It would be hard to find anything that would be more of a sacrifice for him, except maybe hockey itself.
Now pan to the cancer ward: it's not difficult to imagine what that joystick of normalcy and pain distraction will mean to those kids living in an inhospitable hospital ward--whose lives have been turned upside-down.
I am incredibly proud of my grandson. He's making the world a better place for someone besides himself. We've got the makings of a true man in him.