Athletic Training is a profession made up of unsung heroes.
Many times the athletic trainer is the first to arrive and the last to leave, all the while working behind the scenes and avoiding the limelight because it is just part of the job! Even though all of us athletic trainers realize that athletes do not just go away to some magical land of healing and return, it is a testament to the skill of athletic trainers that the general public simply presumes that an injured athlete will return back to full health. We, as athletic trainers, should all take solace in the fact that although we might not realize it, we have an impact on the lives of the people with whom we deal on a daily basis in ways that we may never understand. Therefore, recognition of a deceased athletic trainer by the Memorial Resolutions Committee is possibly the final and ultimate recognition by the Great Lake Athletic Trainers Association for our unsung heroes.