2019 INSPIRATION AWARDS
"Everything starts with your attitude." - William White
"Faced with a devastating diagnosis, William White ... did not despair. He turned to his faith and his family, and he asked, “How can I help?” Though his body is growing weaker, White’s spirit is growing stronger, nourished by this chance to shine light on Ohio State’s medical research and the quest for a cure." (From The Ohio State Alumni Magazine, The Spirit Grows Strong, Todd Jones).
June 11th, 2019 was an amazing night! The Fawcett Center saw so many come together to honor William White and spread a message of hope and inspiration, The community made this possible!. The Ohio State Buckeye brotherhood turned out in full force to support William and his fight against ALS. There was laughter, joy, tears, and stories that inspired everyone across all background and generations in the room.
William touched hearts and spirits with a message that included a key theme...there will be tough times, but never stop serving others. Never stop giving of yourself. He quoted Psalm 23, "though I WALK in the shadow of death, I fear no evil." He reminded us, "it doesn't say 'though I stand still in the shadow of death'... we keep on walking. There will be tough times, but keep on giving, keep on moving with the Lord." Thank you William for the inspiration!
Some media coverage of the night is below, including videos and speeches from William, Urban Meyer, Jim Tressel, Chris Spielman, Keith Byars, Kyle Snyder and more Buckeye greats. Also check out the photo gallery with images from the night!