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COACH: Wayne G. Purdom // by Jean McDonald Pinski
Submitted by Wendy on April 11, 2012 - 5:03pm
Remember that special teacher, the one who believed in you, who inspired you to follow your dreams? Wayne Purdom was such a teacher. He coached young athletes in small town America for 40 years, inspiring many to attend college and pursue careers in education.
Cancer got him. While Wayne battled the painful, debilitating physical effects of prostate cancer, his students, teammates and friends began knocking at his door. They flocked to see him just one more time, to talk and laugh with him, to tell him of the impact he had made on their lives. This is the story of an ordinary man who had an extraordinary effect on others. He taught by example how to live a fulfilled life.
This is a story of one man’s walk down the long, painful cancer road and of his family who walked this walk with him.
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