So while this blog is about misanthropy I want to also recognize the polar opposite of the people I despise. The selfless people that make this world a better place.
In the wonderful world of professional sports it is easy to get lost in the hype that is the LeBron James’ and the Richard Sherman’s and the rest of these guys that only care about is their multi million dollar contracts and the media spotlight. America loves celebrities and drama. They love watching these overpaid clowns jump around and play games. In this circus we call sports it’s amazing to learn about a professional athlete that is above it all.
Today I want to recognize Chicago Bears cornerback, Charles Tillman. After almost losing his daughter to cardiomyopthy he started a charity to help terminally ill children. What is really cool is that he wanted to honor the child whose heart was donated to save his daughter. According to their website, the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation has helped over a million children.
I think what I love most about this is Tillmans’ personal commitment and involvement to the foundation. It seems to me that most celebrities with charities just do it for tax purposes. They put their name on it and forget about it. Tillman on the other hand has gone through what the families he helped are going through. The stress and the struggle; he’s been there. He sits with these families. He is informed about the condition of the children. He won the Walter Payton Man of the Year award and he dedicated it to the five children in his charity that he lost.
It’s just amazing to see an NFL player do something with his life. Also he co-wrote a childrens book.
So on that note, please let me know if you have a heart warming story. Share it with your friends if you will.