Sunday, January 20, 2019
Our youngest son Brady did something like this during his freshman year on the swim team at Detroit Catholic Central High School. It was the Detroit Catholic League Championship -- and a senior on the team had swum a relay leg for Catholic Central in the prelim heat -- only to see Brady take his spot on the relay team in the Championship final.
This senior had been dealing with the failing health of his Dad -- who was dying from cancer -- all season long.
Well Brady's relay team won the 400 Free Relay in the Catholic Championship Final -- his first high school "gold medal" -- I remember when we got home I asked "where's your medal?"
He replied -- "I gave it to ____ (this was the senior, whom he swam for in the Final) -- he deserved to have this, I know he wanted to give it to his Dad. I'll have more opportunities in the future..."
A very proud moment for this Dad.