Sunday, September 10, 2006

Good News: Competitive On the Field, Courageous In Life

"Do you define what you are, or are you defined by it?

How do you ever really know, unless who you think you are is taken away? "

That's how ESPN writer Graham Hays started his wonderful piece on Fresno State's Rachael Donaldson. When she arrived on campus, she saw her self as a softball player. Now, having survived a scary bout with cancer, she views life differently, on a much broader scale.

She continues to inspire her teammates and anyone who knows her despite the fact that her playing days are over. Rachael's mother, who was her first coach, assumed that role as they worked together to fight for Rachael's life.

Click here to read "Cancer survivor model of strength to teammates"


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