The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Despite his recent not-so-private, break-up with his longtime girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, golf star, Tiger Woods, still found the time to be a source of encouragement to one fan.
The 39-year-old golfer, recently penned a letter to encourage a teenager named Dillon who tried to commit suicide after being bullied for stuttering. Dillon is currently mentored by former LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association), Sophie Gustafson, who also faces the struggle of a stuttering condition.
Ron Sirak, of “Golf Digest”, recently wrote an article related to Gustafson, in which she shared Dillon’s story and revealed an email sent by the boy’s mother regarding Dillon’s suicide attempt.
The email reads:
“On the week of April 16th, he had a bad week, he had been teased about his stuttering. That evening, he attempted suicide.”
“He yelled downstairs ‘Good bye, I love you.’ Me and my husband immediately ran upstairs, his bedroom door was locked, we busted down the door and he was sitting on the window and was getting ready to jump. We were able to grab him and keep him from going head first onto the concrete below.”
Dillon’s mother eventually seek for some help, revealing that the boy watches golf and is a fan of Woods. She asked:
“Is there any way we could get his story to Tiger and see if he could help find something encouraging for [him] to look forward to?”
Sirak took note and made sure to convey the urgent message to the professional golfer.
According to Gustafson’s tweet on Sunday, Woods, has sent Dillon an inspiring and positive letter as that has changed things for the better.
— Sophie Gustafson (@SophieGustafson) May 10, 2015
For those wondering about Dillon, well, according to Gustafson, Dillon has been doing just fine after receiving the letter from the Big Cat.
“Yes he is. Small steps but he really appreciates all support that has been shown for him,” Gustafson replied in a tweet to a follower’s inquiry.
Just a gentle reminder: Don’t be discouraged for it’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.
Source & featured image: Eonline