One day while having lunch in the cafeteria in middle school. I heard my name go out over the announcement speaker, they told me to come down to the office; that my mother was waiting for me. I was overjoyed for a moment, hoping I'd be getting out of school. At the time my Grandma had cancer and my mom would let me play hookie on occasion so I could help my grandma around her house with misc chores and such. I had no problem keeping up in school so it didn't interfere with my school work.
While heading toward the office I recognized my mom walking toward me down the hallway.. She was crying; she told me that my dad had been in a car accident and that they didn't think he was going to make it.. So my brother, sister, my mother, and I headed toward the hospital. It was there that we discovered that my dad's accident hadn't been too bad after all, but while running a scan on his head they discovered tumors. My dad died two months later from brain cancer..
The last few months my father became confused, but I didn't see him going down like that. Cancer wasn't gonna beat my dad! I was a pretty good artist so for inspiration I drew my dad a photo of a Stork trying to eat a frog. You see the frog is halfway into the Storks mouth, while his hands are wrapped around the storks throat, strangling him. I wrote 'Never Give Up' on it and gave it to my dad. I think I saw the whole thing on a coffee mug once and felt it fit the situation.
My point here is that life can and will kick you in the butt. But if you don't give up, and you fight back, Miracles will happen! My dad lost a battle, but I grew from the experience. I am who I am today because of it. It's wins like the one the Colts had today that give me extra hope and make me remember the good times. Go Colts, and good luck Chuck!