Saturday, May 16, 2009

Leaving a Positive Legacy

Wayman Tisdale, a 12 year NBA veteran and jazz musician died at the age of 44 after a two-year battle with cancer.

Wayman was more than just a former NBAer who became an accomplished jazz musician after he retired. He was an inspiration to so many others as he battled a disease that eventually claimed his life.

Wayman never stopped smiling and maintained a positive attitude even after the doctors were forced to amputate his right leg in August 2008 to try and stem the cancer.

I had the honour and privilege of interviewing him on The NBA Breakdown in March of 2009.

Wayman said, “I’m getting through it and keeping a positive attitude about the whole situation.”

He also said, "People who make it through things like this are the positive people and that's what I want to be known as."

Wayman Tisdale left a legacy of a positive person despite the adversity he faced.

As we travel through this on this road called life, it's important to know that we can all be examples through the things we do.

In most cases, we never fully realize the impact of our positive actions on the lives of others or the residue it leaves behind.

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