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Friend of the Foundation, ESPN's Roy Firestone, shared this post and the very cool video with us:
was every kind of person I always wanted to be, but wasn't. He was a terrific athlete, scholar , actor, writer, and activist for causes he believed it. I met him at the cable Ace awards and struck up a conversation with him that stuck with me for the rest of my life.
When I told him how impressed I was with his versatility and many interests in his life, he said "No one can do everything, but you can do a lot of things if you set your mind to it.Focus on what you want to do, what you can do, and forget about the stuff that you aren't." Then eerily, he told me about people who are paralyzed. This was years before the accident!
"I think more people are paralyzed with fear, hate, guilt,and lack of confidence than all of the disabled people on the planet combined."
The night he died in October 2004, I had two small boys who I still love to death today. I wanted them to know about this man who was much more a "Super Man" than any movie role. I decided to write an open letter to my boys.
That letter is in this video
(Roy performs inspiring and humorous material for fundraisers, corporate conventions and colleges all over the world. Find out more.)