Roy Campanella of the old Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team, and one of the finest to ever play the game, was left paralyzed by an automobile accident in 1958. As he lay recovering in the hospital a mother brought her young son to see him and ask if he would sign her son's baseball. Campanella, in the depths of depression declined, saying that his hand shook so bad the boy probably wouldn't be able to read it. The little boy said, "That's O.K., Mr. Campanella, I'm blind anyway." Roy Campanella saidâ€¦ that was the day he stopped feeling sorry for himself.
All we need do is look around and see those struck down by debilitating diseases, accidents, or our recovering warriors who never give up; who grow in spite of the hand dealt them.