Saturday, March 17, 2007

A Leader Inspired By Courage Off The Court

Torey Thomas led the Holy Cross men's basketball team to the Patriot League championship this season and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. His inspiration, however, comes off the court--from his brother.

"My brother can't play contact sports, but he's the most courageous kid I know," says Thomas.

His brother Trevon has Hemophilia B. In layman's terms, he is a bleeder. Torey grew up fearful that would also be his fate since it had been determined their mother was a carrier, but he received a clean bill of health.

In part motivated by Trevon's example, Torey has made the most of his opportunities, moving beyond poverty and helping others in his old neighborhood do the same.

Click here to read Torey Thomas' inspiring story on the Holy Cross official athletics website, "A Passion You Can't Teach."

Thanks to Double-A Zone for the tip.

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