To my mentor:
Many years ago, I knew I wanted to be a sports reporter. I grew up idolizing the stalwarts like Keith Jackson, James Brown, Jon Miller, et al. But I knew that just naming names wouldn’t even be close to enough.
When you and I became close friends, you were among the first people to see fire and potential in me. You said it yourself w…read more
This is a very awesome piece Drew. Our dreams sometimes rely on just the right amount support at the right moment in time. It is great that you found that support and Katie and that she receives support back from you.
While I don’t typically follow MMA sports I do read your articles, one in an attempt to understand the sport better, and two to…read more
Drew I am glad that you have someone that supports you and became close friends with you through that support. Its always nice to have someone to help motivate you into being the best you there is. You can not find many people today that will be on the same level of friendship that you and Katie are on. The level of support and motivation you guys…read more
Scary Moments = Teaching Moments
I know there are times in our lives and in our world where it appears that people are out to get us, even though we think we’ve done nothing wrong. We do everything right, or so it would appear, and yet we still get reamed for it– even though we don’t even so much as deserve to be criticized for it.
I also know that there are times when we are…read more
Congratulations on being brave and strong. I am glad you were open with your peers. You sound like a special person. Your classmates are lucky to have you in their classroom. I am sure with your confidence and strength you will achieve great things. You are an inspiration to me and many people who lives you have touched.
Best of…read more
Drew, This is such a beautiful letter. No matter what our situation in life is, we all need to have courage at some point and share our true selves with the world. For me, telling people I was a sexual assault survivor was terrifying. I was someone who everyone thought had it all together – and for the most part i did. But this secret was eating…read more
Your letter was very powerful and courageous. I understand the struggle you must’ve had within yourself to reveal this knowledge to your classmates. Autism is something I take very sincerely as my nephew has Autism. I watch sometimes as young people at parties sometimes treat him differently and my heart breaks for him. As usual my advocacy…read more
Thank you for sharing that letter. I know how hard it is to share things about yourself that others may think are signs of a dysfunctional person, but you are a testament to the fact that, that simply is not the case. Get at it every day and do not be afraid. I have Cerebral Palsy and that simple lesson took me years to practice.