Keeping things in perspective - 05/02/14

I had a chance to sit down with David Poile this morning for a story that will air next week.  You may recall that the Predators general manager suffered extreme facial injuries last February when he was hit by an errant puck during practice.  He also lost sight in his right eye, and to this day, he still can't see out of it.

One of the things I took away from the interview is how at peace Poile is despite what he's been through and what he's lost.

He told me that his personal setback seems small compared to that of someone else with ties to the organization who has been diagnosed with cancer.

His message: We only have one life.  At least, he has a second eye.

Obviously a loss of vision is sad and terribly difficult, but Poile isn't losing sight of how things in life can always be much worse.

 

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