From a cancer center, inspiration for USF
If there was one story I'd hoped to track down in the aftermath of USF's overtime win against Auburn on Saturday, it was that of Jeff Wagner, who was mentioned in coach Jim Leavitt's postgame comments. Wagner's story, as I've found in the last few days, is an inspirational one, one that motivated the Bulls on the field Saturday and will continue to throughout this season. He watched Saturday's game from Moffitt Cancer Center, where he's recovering after a bone-marrow transplant that will help him in his battle against leukemia. His message to the Bulls, which proved especially poignant Saturday: FINISH STRONG.
So here's a link to my weekly USF notebook, mostly about Wagner, but more importantly, here's a link to Jeff's personal site, where you can learn more about him or send him an e-mail. I'll also link to a great story back in Alabama in Saturday's editions of the Opelika-Auburn News.
(photo courtesy of Jeff Wagner)