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The other day I was reading a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt. The quote said, ”A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”
I had to laugh because it is true. In life in general, you never really know what someone is about until they are faced with adversity. At that point you find out how they handle some of the most difficult situations.
I know myself this past month my daughter had knee surgery and a week later my brother was is the hospital with pneumonia. This was a trying time, but at the same time you have to handle things as they come. All of these obstacles in life are what make us the people we are or we will become in the future.
I find this same situation to be true when I call around to the injured racers for updates on their condition. Often times I wonder how some of them are so upbeat and happy while enduring so many different obstacles. In general most of the injured racers never complain about their condition they just look forward to what they can become in the near future.
So many of us take our health and well being for granted. Those people who have suffered from health obstacles appreciate the little things in life that most of us complain about. It is comforting to know that the support D.R.A.W. provides is so helpful to the injured racers and their families.
For those of you attending the upcoming NHRA events stop by and visit the D.R.A.W. booth and check out their 25-year anniversary items or just pick up some ladder sheets or earplugs. Your donation of even one or two dollars at the D.R.A.W. booth helps injured racers and their families to recover.