As most of you know, I am usually one to jump to a challenge. Everyday we are faced with different situations that test our mind, body and spirit. However, too many people in our families and in our hearts are facing the challenging of fighting against cancer each day. I am now ready to test my own mind, body and spirit for an amazing organization that has raised more than two million dollars to date for cancer research.
Each day I work hard at my job as a teacher to get the knowledge my student’s minds that we are required to do. In addition to that, I have made it my mission to open young students minds to more that is out there in the world. When I told them my summer plan was to train to be a boxer for a fight in October, they were not happy. Fighting is wrong, you will get hurt, and many more comments followed. Yet, when we had a discussion about how boxing is a trained sport and there are rules and regulations they were more open to the idea. Then when I showed them the Haymakers for Hope site and how they have been able to raise so much money for cancer research, the excitement in their eyes was enough for me. Many students, even though only in 4th and 5th grade have had cancer affect their life as well in different ways.
So that is why I am embarking on this adventure. I hope to raise as much money as possible to show my respect and love to all those I know who have had to fight the real fight, the one that has no clock, no officials, and takes the mind, body and spirit of a true champion. I hope to make all of you proud in October.