Thursday, April 23, 2009

Jackie Joyner-Amazing

The Library had two extra seats today for a very lovely event focusing on women and philanthropy, so Bonnie and I got to attend. Olympic gold medalist and notable philanthropist Jackie Joyner-Kersee was the keynote speaker.

The woman is amazing. She came from very meager beginnings, lost her mother suddenly while she was in college, became the greatest woman athlete in track and field, and most importantly, gave of herself to create better opportunities for those disadvantaged children in her hometown.

I may not be able to win a heptathalon, but I can only hope that I can leave a legacy of giving like she has done.

The Valerie Trammell Center for Kids That Don't Read Good, here we come!

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