I am hoping to live my dash in a way that helps give forward to future Tillman Scholars. I've often been led to believe that I couldn't accomplish a physical goal due to my _______ (size, lack of strength, you name it...) I don't agree with that. Pat Tillman had goals to accomplish in his life, and he did just that...regardless of what anyone else thought he could do.
So this fundraiser is twofold - to help other Tillman Scholars reach their academic goals...and to continue to push myself to reach my own goals. This year, I will finish the race running. Next year, I will train to beat my time. The year after that, I will push to even beat that time. I refuse to let people decide whether I can succeed at something - and each day in my classroom, I try to inspire my students to believe the same.