Sounds strange, I know. But I hope you never have reason to meet Dr. Noah Federman, who makes his living saving children’s lives.
Extraordinary guy. Take all the athletes I’ve met in more than 40 years and this is my hero, even though he has to admit, “Some see me coming and it’s a visceral reaction; they put their heads in a trash can and throw up.
“I’m not that ugly,” he protests, and we argue for the next 10 minutes.
I wear a hat with the name of the place where he works to every game as a reminder to athletes how lucky they have it. Most just look at it as a hat.