Letter: Inspirational figures

Published: 8/14/2020 12:10:46 AM
Modified: 8/14/2020 12:10:36 AM

Words of wisdom came many years ago from a dear friend, Sarah Dixon. Now a CPSW, Sarah wrote of her experience as an older sister to Andrew, who along with having cerebral palsy, is autistic, non-verbal, intelligent, and a wonderful human being.

Amidst this all, at age 18, Andrew graduated from Concord High School.

Sarah’s words were: “I have learned the importance of family and how to live wholly. Andrew has taught me that it is normal to be different, and it’s those differences that make us great. He has taught me that no one is perfect, but everyone is okay.”

I read Samuel Habib’s recent and meaningful article (Sunday Monitor Sports, Aug. 2) on the work of Amanda Bacher. As a coach to young persons with and without physical and/or emotional challenges she seems to have lived out Sarah’s philosophy.

And Samuel has grown up and thrived despite the hurdles put in his path. Would that we all had his determination. Word has it, also his wit.

We are fortunate to have such caring and knowledgeable young persons amidst us. Thank you both, Samuel and Sarah, for the lives you impact.

Mine included.




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