Friday, February 04, 2011

Who Are You Rooting For on Superbowl Sunday?

Who are you rooting for on Superbowl Sunday?

If you know me, you know I'm a Bears clearly my team isn't going to the Superbowl. A part of me is rooting for the Packers, even though they are sworn enemies of the Bears, since they are the NFC champs.

So...why am I writing about the Superbowl in this blog about domestic violence and the workplace?  Because there's a young man named Will Gay who plays for the Steelers -- and I'm rooting for him on Sunday.

Why am I rooting for Will? 

Take a look at the vignette below that he taped for The Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh on the tragic death of his mother at the hands of her husband. It is a heartbreaking story and shows the effects domestic violence had on his life.

Will is a hero for speaking out for all the children who can't.  Will is a hero for talking about his experiences when so many others cannot.

I am sure his mother is proud of him every day. 

I am rooting for Will.  Not only on Superbowl Sunday but everyday. And for everyone like Will who makes it.


KWG said...

I'll be rooting for the children of domestic violence, the healing, higher emotional intelligence and greater personal responsibility. Go Will.

Kim Wells said...

KWG - I am rooting for heroes like you :-)

heidi said...

what a great man and wonderful role model for people everywhere!

Kim Wells said...

@Heidi - I agree -- and he stays a great role model long after the Super Bowl is over!

Lisa said...

He seem like a good person. I'm a child of domestic violence myself but my story isn't tragic. He seems like a good role model.