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September 3, 2018 @ 04:22 PM

Heartfelt essay. Well done.

I'm 52. Class of '88. I was working at home this afternoon and happened to see the news on Dudek. Guy is my size (well, I was 20 lbs. lighter in college, but same height.) I can't fathom playing Big Ten football at that size, let alone achieving what he did. Anyway, I read the news and, like Robert, instantly felt sick to my stomach.

What a tremendous young man. The only silver lining in this is that the adversity he has overcome these past ~ four years, and the character he has displayed and developed during that time, will serve him well in life. He will do great things because he is already a wise, strong young man who clearly has his priorities in order.

My best wishes to him.

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