Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wish of a Lifetime Piece from Sports Illustrated

Great Point After piece from Selena Roberts (who I can't help but view fondly after she revealed Alex Rodriguez as a steroid user) in the latest Sports Illustrated.

Titled "Special Senior Moments", it details the charitable foundation created and led by former Olympic Freestyle Skier and NFL player Jeremy Bloom. The mission of Wish of a Lifetime is to enrich the lives of low-income seniors and a quote in the story from Bloom was "I just believe that too often in our society, seniors are an afterthought."

In a way, this reminds me of the excellent John Grogan book "The Longest Trip Home." Reviewed here by myself, the memoir details Grogan's relationship with his Dad and coping with aging... just excellent stuff that reminds one of how important it is to pay attention to the aging just as one does the young.

Back to Bloom's foundation, though... extremely admirable stuff and the story Roberts paints of a wish recipient is very touching.