It’s been a long time since I put this category to use on my blog, and I’m happy to have a reason tonight to resurrect it.
This evening I bequeath the moniker of “Great Human Being” upon Rowan University football player Matt Hoffman, who sacrificed his entire junior-year season to donate bone stem cells to help save the life of a stranger, Texas cancer patient Warren Sallach, according to the CBS Evening News.
When praised for his decision in a local interview, Hoffman is reputed to have shrugged and replied in a shy tone of voice, “Hey, it’s only a football season. There’ll be others.”
For generosity of spirit, a willingness to undergo physical hardship, and a beautiful sense of perspective, I am proud to declare Rowan University student athlete Matt Hoffman this blog’s newest Great Human Being.