John Challis is an 18 year old high school student dying of cancer. He was interviewed yesterday on The Roundtable, a local (Birmingham, Ala.) sports talk radio program. I don't have words to describe what an impact those few minutes had on me. I can just say I am blessed to have heard this young man.
From this morning's Roundtable website:
How do we move on from the inspiring conversation with Freedom High senior John Challis ?? You don't because you can't - - the Table moves on because John told us to but we will give you weekly updates on our new hero, John Challis, every Monday right here on JOX.
Lance Taylor and Ian Fitzsimmons, the hosts of The Roundtable said they would leave the audio on the website. You can find now by scrolling down and clicking on ""John Challis, A true inspiration".
"Sometimes I cry, but people cry for all different kinds of reasons," he said. "Sometimes I just want to know why, but I think I figured that out. God wanted me to get sick because he knew I was strong enough to handle it. I'm spreading His word and my message. By doing that, I'm doing what God put me here to do.