posted on February 14, 2013 14:47 :: 726 Views
I'd enourage you to take just a few minutes break from all of the political noise of the day, and read this ESPN article profiling The University of Montana's Will Cherry. This is a story of a Mother's love that you have got to read on this Valentine's Day.
The article highlights the fact that UM's basketball team, led by Cherry, is now in the midst of a 14-game win streak, the second longest winning streak in the country. But, earlier this school year, Cherry was down-and-out, facing an injury. It was on one of those down-and-out nights when he decided to call his mom, Yvette Martin.
As Myron Medcalf writes for ESPN:
Like any good mother, she soothed the pain. But she also preached the message she'd reiterated since Cherry was a boy: Fight for what you want.
And Cherry wanted to play. So she reminded him that prolonged self-pity would not help his recovery. "I told him, 'We've been through tougher situations than this,'" she said. "I was more concerned about his mental stability in the situation. I just let him break down like he needed to break down. Your mom sees all of the tough stuff."
Added Cherry: "My mom is probably the main reason I am where I am today."
What did his mom when she found out that a teacher told him he would never play in the NBA? Find out the answer to that question, plus- how she would coach him to prepare for news interviews, and how she placed faith and academics above all else, by clicking here for the full story.