Today reminded me of a wrestling match. Amos was a Tiger at Gilbert High School as a teacher and coach for over 9 years. He coached wrestling and taught math and science to the emotionally disabled students.
There was about a half an hour today where Amos seemed to be defeated. Pain and despair and even panic overtook him. He cried out that he didn’t want to do this anymore. One of his incision sites has become infected, pain and nausea are overwhelming and he couldn’t find a comfortable place to sit or stand or lay down. He can’t take blood thinning pain killers because of the internal bleeding. The non-blood thinning pain killers aren’t quite reaching his level of pain, but I watched him turn things around and calm himself. He asked his girls to come in and sing to him. He took the power that provided him and did a reversal. He has been at peace for a couple hours and explained his regret for losing hope that relief would come. He is learning to manage moments of despair.
This morning I went to Gilbert High School to get some more Team Amos wristbands from Char Fujino ( I love this lady.) She handed me a large stack of cash and told me the students and staff had raised it for Amos. I couldn’t believe how incredible this was. She told me donations kept coming in and she would hear them say over and over, “once a Tiger, always a Tiger.” We are so humbled by the good hearts of those students and teachers.
I took the cash directly to the bank where I repeated the story to the 3 bank tellers who were floored. They wept as they counted the money and said they couldn’t believe high school students would be so considerate to a former teacher. Amos is one of those people you just can’t help but love and everyone who spends enough time with him realizes how special he is. #teamamos #reversal #twopoints