For example, when I was going through my second transplant, Troy Nienberg (PK, 01-04) would visit me every night in the hospital; sacrificing his evening. Although we competed at practice to be the starting kicker up until the day before the Washington game, we have been there for some serious and often tragic ups and downs. That's what it means to be Michigan. It includes things like integrity, consistency and reaches into the area of love and support for your brother and sister...because we are the Michgian faMily...Maize and Blue...through and through...till the end.
As someone in the fight, it also comforting to know that there are many Michigan Men who have already won the battle after being in the trenches a number of years ago. One of those people is none other than the new Athletic Director and former CEO of Dominoes, David Brandon. Dave has provided me with some encouraging words and just knowing that his family has been through a similar scare and come out the other side is comforting.
David Brandon #85 - Prostate Cancer
This week someone asked how long it took me to go public with my diagnosis. Honestly, there was a little fear that I would perceived as incapable of dominating my work with the new information, but I stopped the thought right there. If there is anything I have learned through dealing with Multiple Myeloma over the last two years is that opening up about what I am thinking and feeling to those around me has allowed me to make sense of this disease and come up with a plan to dominate each day. This may not work for everyone, but it has made a big difference for me. Living in fear is not an option; Dominating with faith, hope and love is.
Dominate another Day,