Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Off Topic: A True Hero

I don't normally use this site to stray too far from Duck sports,but today I read a story that screamed out to me to get as many people to know about this story as possible. 

No, this is not anything I am preaching!

For those that have not known me for long, some of you may remember that I helped out at Lewis & Clark College for a while with strength & conditioning. I had the great pleasure of working with a lot of great young men... but sometimes they go on to do something you cannot predict.

Today I heard the story of one of the players who went on to do something very special. In his own way, one young man changed the world. Most people may never know of the story, but I can guarantee you that there are at least two families whose lives were changed forever this past weekend.
We should all extend a warm thank you to a young man that I had the pleasure of working with when he was a member of the Lewis & Clark football team.

Over the weekend, KaiWatts saved the lives of two teens from the Portland area when they wandered too far from shore and got caught in the currents. Without his quick actions and fearlessness, there would be two families devastated today. Think one person cannot change the world? I bet there are a couple of families who would disagree.

I only got to work with Kai for one season, but I couldn't be more proud of his heroism.

Kai will be on the KGW news tonight (Portland channel 32 at 10PM and Channel 8 at 11PM).

Here is the story from the seaside newspaper:

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