Welcome to Heads Up, a blogging experiment that aims to:
- connect the people, parts, and principles of Durham Academy;
- share ideas about learning and human development;
- spotlight a few of the many wondrous things I get to see every day at Durham Academy.
Thanks for reading the posts below — and sending news, links and ideas worth sharing.
Michael Ulku-Steiner, Head of School
A hero of hope returns
This morning, DA alumnus Chris Rosati ’89 held the Upper School assembly audience in spellbound silence as he told them that he would soon die.
“Don’t worry - this won’t be a morbid talk,” said Chris, who went on to entertain and inspire our students with a message of humor and hope that has crystallized in the three years since Chris was diagnosed with A.L.S (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
“Live, love, and try,” advised Chris – telling stories about each of those things from his days as a DA student, his failures and successes as an entrepreneur, and the abundance of friendships and family love he enjoys like never before.
To see a bit more about Chris, click here to see a short video he made with some friends at a benefit poker tournament (video password: Anna).
And stay tuned for more, as Chris is launching a “good news network” called Inspire MEdia – a non-profit multimedia organization dedicated to providing hope and inspiration by producing, funding, and sharing stories of perseverance and goodwill.
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