It's "Senior" (6th year, Masters) day for @emmmmmag today. What a journey it has been!
This is a girl who had the courage to dream big dreams when she was young .... and go after them with fervor. As it has turned out ... she faced enough adversity after her injury her freshman year that many wondered why she would continue to fight so hard. ... but she knew why, and so did we. She never used her circumstances as an excuse. In fact, there are few people outside her inner circle who even know what she was dealing with year after year. Call it perseverance, passion, persistence, or any other buzzword. I call it "being a Gade!" Emma ...I admire you for your strength and grace not because everything worked out exactly how you wanted. But instead, because things went wrong and you handled it. You handled it in a thousand different ways on a thousand different days. But you handled it. That will take you farther in life than anything else.
Don't ever give that up.
Your basketball playing days may be winding down, but your basketball career is just getting started. What a journey it will be!