For anyone who has physical/mental challenges or "handicaps" (I am personally not offended by this word), there are certainly lessons to be learned from Coach Matta! First of all, there is no need to hide! Second, never give up - always work hard! Third, it is OK to accept help when needed! Fourth, live your life to the best of your ability!
|The definition of|
fortitude [fawr-ti-tood, -tyood] /ˈfɔrtɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/ Show Spelled
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||strength of mind; guts|
|Synonyms:||backbone*, boldness, braveness, bravery, constancy, courage, courageousness, dauntlessness, determination, endurance, fearlessness, firmness, grit, gutsiness, hardihood, heart, intrepidity, mettle, moxie, nerve, patience, perseverance, pith, pluck, resoluteness, resolution, spine, spirit, spunk, stamina, starch, staying power, stick-to-itiveness, stomach, stoutheartedness, tenacity, true grit, valiancy, valor, valorousness, what it takes|
|Antonyms:||cowardice, helplessness, weakness|
As a "Moma" of a child with multiple needs, I'm glad I read this story today. It helps me to remember to accept it for what it is, to always work toward our goals, to accept help and to keep living our life. With the kind of fortitude that Coach Matta displays, there is no telling what ladders she will climb. As for the Final Four, I am not a serious basketball fan but I'll be watching for him to climb the next ladder and then the next one in New Orleans!