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Taking Time to Remember

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Sometimes it’s important to step back and think beyond what we do everyday. For me, today is one of those days.

If you’re not a women’s basketball fan, you may not know who Kay Yow was. She was the women’s basketball coach at NC State. In early January she took a leave of absence from the team. Early Saturday morning she lost her battle with breast cancer. She was only 66 years old.

She was diagnosed in 1987 and lived over 20 years with the disease.

Coach Yow was an impressive coach, but it really doesn’t matter if she led her team to more than 21 NCAA berths or if she was a sub-500 Division III coach. By all accounts she was a great person who always put others before herself.

This topic is close to  me for a couple of reasons.