“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the Darkness.”- Desmond Tutu
This week another story touched my heart to the point of tears. This wonderful account appeared on CNN and NBC news.
Asia Ford, a woman who lost over 200 plus pounds struggled during a 10K race. When she reached mile five, she became ill. She was recovering from pneumonia and had not eaten that morning.
Her son, Terrance steeped in and took his mother’s hand to help her but pain and anguish covered her face as she debated quitting. She was already in last place. Lt. Aubrey Gregory, who, touched by this woman’s determination, introduced himself and asked if could help.
Lt. Gregory stayed with Ms. Ford during the last 1.2 miles as they spoke of several subjects to distract her from giving up. The story was a bright spot, a wonderful change from the ugly reports of police and citizens in turmoil. It was a reminder that when all is said and done, we are all human no matter what the uniform says.