There I am laying across my Big Polska Sister she has her arm draped around me. She was just the best. Margo was the best.
Many of you may have seen my prayer blog earlier for Margo Dydek. She was in a coma after suffering a heart attack and I prayed and hoped that she would recover. Last night I received the news that she is no longer with us. When I heard the news I was devastated. I call my parents and cried like a baby. I probably shocked them because that was the first time they realized just how special she was to me. I along with so many of my other Polska sisters and fellow players thought Margo would come out of this. We had faith but God had other plans and maybe it was her time. I’m so sad writing this blog and I’m so sad for Margo’s family right now.
I’m sure everyone that cared for Margo is upset right now. I’ve already received emails and text and no one understands why she is gone. She has just gone to soon. My prayers go out to my Polska sisters and to her family as it is a very sad day for them. I believe Margo is in a more peaceful place and now she can go on and rest after giving so much of herself. Margo may have left us in the physical but she will remain forever with us in spirit. I know I will keep the memories of her close to my heart. I will cherish memories of my Big Polska sister for a lifetime. I love her and I will miss her. I’m so glad to have spent two great seasons with her in Gydnia Poland. She definitely made the world a better place. One of my close friends told me in times like this just remember the good times and that’s how I plan to make it through the day. I also realized even in the bleakest of times you can find something positive. Margo may be gone but her spirit will forever live through her two children and her legacy will continue on. I love you Margo, I will miss you and I just can’t believe your gone.. Your gone way to soon..
Yesterday I was able to attend the WNBA aspiring women’s luncheon in NYC. Katie Couric received the WNBA Inspiring Women’s Award. She gave a great acceptance speech that made you inspried, motivated you, encouraged you, and made you laugh.. She made the crowd laugh as she quoted the words from the song I’m every woman. She bragged on being a feminist and then joked that all the men in the crowd are ready to puke right now…Okay okay you had to be there either way it was one of those speeches that have you eating every word. I didn’t get a chance to take a picture with her because after she took her picture with Lisa Leslie she didn’t like feeling so short. So she asked to take a picture with two of the shortest players and the toughest grimest players. Since it was New York and my team the Washington Mystics they chose Leilani Mitchell and Ashley Houts.
It was cool she chose players just like her gritty, short and determined to beat the naysayers. She has made brillant strides in the male dominating news industry and in her speech she gave shout outs to Leilani and Ashley saying they could get together sometime and do a 3 woman weave. She was very deserving of the award and her acceptance speech left me inspired. Even though I didn’t get my picture with her, I didn’t leave the Luncheon empty handed. Katie gave everyone at the event a free copy of her book “The Best Advice I Ever Got” Lessons from Extraordinary Lives.
Katie was able to get different celebrities to send her some of the best advice they have ever received. Some of the featured celebs are Maya Angelou, Sheryl Crow, Tyra Banks, Suze Orman, Tavis Smiley, Larry King and the list goes on and on. Katie inspired me even more when she announced that all of the proceeds from her book go directly to fund Colon Cancer Research. Katie lost her husband to Colon Cancer and has been an advocate for it every since. So if you want to get daily motivation or just need a positive word for the day you should go get this book. One of the Celebs best advice were be ready for your opportunity. I may have slipped up at this event but when I had my opportunity before I got it. So check out my picture with Katie Couric from another event. Maybe that’s why I let her off the hook this time I mean she still looks exactly the same.
Margo the 2nd on the left always has everyone laughing.
This week I found out that my Polska sister Margo Dydek had a heart attack and is in a coma. This has bothered me all week long and she has been in my thoughts and prayers heavily this week. I played two great seasons with her in Gydnia Poland for Lotos and she made me feel right at home in Poland. She was just like a big sister to me and it saddens me that this has happened to her. Margo is not just a great basketball player but she is an even better person. There is no one that hasn’t come in contact with Margo that doesn’t enjoy being around her. I remember hanging out with Margo in Poland and at 7’2″ she was one of the few people that made me feel short. Sometimes we would go places and people would be rude and gawk at her or say mean things to her and I would get angry. Margo was always cool and would just brush it off her shoulder. She would look at me and say “Chas they are just ignorant and we are just going to ignore them. Then she would say something funny to make me laugh..
So when I found out the news last week that she had a heart attack and they where waiting for her to come out of a coma I didn’t believe it. I called one of my other Polska sisters and got the news confirmed I was extremely concerned. You don’t really want to talk or hear about this on Facebook and Twitter and I had to go back and forth about blogging about the incident. I believe in the power of prayer and so I decided to write a prayer blog. So this is my prayer blog for Margo. I asked all my readers to join me in saying this prayer as Margo rest in her coma right now. I know she will bounce back from this and I have Faith that one of the most genuine people in the world will come back out of this more healthy and strong and make us smile again..
Father God I give you all honor, praise, and glory and I thank you for your grace and mercy. I ask that you put your hand of protection against Margo Dydek right now. Margo has a huge heart dear God and she has given so much love and kindness to so many people. I believe right now that you are giving her heart the rest it needs. I ask you Lord to bless her family and put a hedge of protection around her kids, as they may not fully understand what’s going on. Also I ask that you give her husband the strength and the courage to stand firm during this time. I give you all the praise and I believe that you will bring her back to a full recovery. Margo is much better standing tall above the rest then lying in some hospital bed. I ask that you heal her heart Lord and give her renewed strength and vitality. So many people love her Lord and the world is a much better place with her a part of it. This I ask in your name. Amen