So many of you are aware of my well-documented battle with cancer from 2012 into 2013. So many people commended me for my attitude during the struggle, a compliment which I treasure.
However, on Thursday, April 10 I met a young man, whose attitude is nothing short of amazing. York Suburban sophomore Paul Um was diagnosed with testicular cancer and I talked to him after the Trojans hosted Dallastown on "White Out" night, an annual fundraiser in memory of Clark Fisher, a long-time friend to Suburban volleyball, who died of cancer in 2009.
They also honored Suburban softball parent Colleen Paules, who lost her battle with cancer in December of 2013, along with Dallastown math teacher and assistant athletic director Henry Schaefer II, who died in January. But Um stole the show, playing in both the JV and varsity matches, and making a speech to the crowd in between.
Below is an excerpt of my conversation with him after the match. What an amazing young man.
Click here for the story from the night and check out the video below.