Don G., my hero, was a college instructor when I was a freshman in college. Although he did not know me before I was in his speech class, he learned a bit about my interest in radio broadcasting and offered me an opportunity to start, build and eventually manage our college radio station. He gave me the break in life,; the confidence, support and inspiration that has driven me throughout my career in media. The inspiration he gave me has given me the motivation to 'pass it forward' to those young people whom I have encountered. His action to me has, in turn, affected generations to come.
Twenty-five years later I was moved to call to thank him. When he answered his phone I said, "I don't know if you remember me..." With that he interrupted, and spoke my name. I was so moved that he remembered me--that freshman student, from so many years ago. It re-inspired me to 'pass it on'.
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