“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
– Benjamin Franklin
If nothing else, this edition of ClubWest Magazine presents two stellar examples of persistence – very different, I grant you, but both make very strong cases for pushing through adversity and never giving up.
First, we’ve got Jeff Tiessen.
We’ve all been kids at one time or another. We’ve done silly things, taken risks (some more risky than others). The vast majority of silly adventures end up as amusing anecdotes for us to tell when we are older.
For the most part, these missives don’t end in tragedy or serious accidents, however, some do.
Case in point is Mr. Tiessen’s tobogganing accident after a much-larger than-normal snow storm. The added precipitation made it possible for his ride to clear a fence sending him into a hydro transformer compound.
The rest, as they say, is history.
But Jeff has not allowed history to dictate to him. He has made his own history and, simply, made history with world record times in his paralympic track and field exploits.
He must have thought “why me?” at some point in his life, but those days have long passed by. Today he is a relentless advocate for those who face a wide variety of challenges and a beacon of hope for those same folks.
Good on him!
With Jeffery’s Greenhouse, no business survives more than a couple of years without peaks and valleys along the way. To survive three generations? That is a whole other matter.
Continued to success to both! Enjoy their stories.
Publisher, ClubWest Magazine