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Well-written, Jeff, and a great story! I'm hopeful that his impact with
the Lions and the NFL will be a positive one. Truly many miracles occurred
along the way to bring Ziggy to this point...amazing.
From Ghana to Detroit? Not much of a change. Good luck Ziggy. I wish you much
Great story about a bunch of great people, particularly Ziggy.One
caveat. I would have liked to see a bit more about the academic excellence
Ziggy represents.He is undoubtedly an athletic wonder and it is as a
professional athlete that he will almost certainly have his greatest financial
success. But, it is precisely because of his very rare, perhaps practically
unique physical characteristics.When it comes his quick and agile
mind, he is not so unique and so could act as a much more effective model of
potential success for many more children, in Ghana and elsewhere.
Samhill: Only 25% of students in Ghana are able to go to high school, there is
not room for more. The church needs to build high schools there to support our
members and build leadership. Africans have embraced the church, but has the
church really embraced Africa? Building high schools and a BYU-Africa would be
a very affirmative and politically astute answer.
When you throw a pebble in a pond, the ripples spread wide and far.
I love this story. And it reminds me that there is some good that can come
from BYU having a football program.