Thursday, October 29, 2009

The hockey coach said that Lee couldn't play hockey because Lee couldn't skate. However, Lee's brother suggested that Lee could play goalie on the hockey team-he could wear snowmobile boots that would help to stabilize Lee when he stood in front of the goal. Also, goalies by definition don't have to skate much, if at all. So Lee gave it a try.....and it worked. Lee played the position of goalie for 8 years of Junior Hockey in Canada without having to skate.

Playing hockey in spite of his cerebral palsy gave Lee the confidence to live a productive and useful life-he went on to get married and he and his wife Pat had 2 daughters. Lee traveled all over the United States to speak as an advocate for people with disabilities. He touched a lot of lives while he was among us.

But there is more.....

No comments:

In your opinion, which of the following is the most effective way to recognize an employee for a significant accomplishment at work?