I got an e-mail today, and I really wanted to share it with you here on the blog. It was from Jaime's Aunt Dayna, who is Head Women's Basketball Coach at Cornell University. It is testament to how powerful the good in our world is, so powerful that it continues after we're gone.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The students at the Kiski Area Intermediate School produced a terrific video about our story, and the #EllenonEllen movement. It is an honor to share it here on our blog! Please watch it, rate it and share it with as many people as you can. When Ellen is well she will be ready to tell the world our inspiring story!
Keep Coach Ellen Toy in your prayers, as she recovers from her latest surgery.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Ellen Toy is more than a coach to me; she is someone who I admire. I remember when I first met her in 7th grade volleyball, I was scared of her. I did everything that I could to not mess up in front of her. Once I got a chance to talk to her during practice, I found out that I had no reason to be scared.
Monday, March 11, 2013
After I finished "There's Nothing in The Coaches Manual", I was really prepared to move forward, maybe do a few more "Guest Blogger" spots and write something positive about what we've been through. It was time. Our team has been surrounded by sadness for far to long. Ellen and I talked about how we needed to find positive forces and images to help all of us back onto the court.
One of the ideas we came up with was a "celebration song" kind of like "Sweet Caroline" after the third quarter at Pitt games. We felt like, win or lose, this coming season we needed to recognize the one important lesson we came away with was everyday is a gift that deserves celebration!
The next thing to do was...