As many of you have heard by now, my friend, mentor and "shero," Dr. Dorothy I. Height, has been hospitalized this week. At 98, she has lived a life of 10 lifetimes, and given to so very many. Her life has been and is today a life of selfless service. She believed in me, when others did not.
And so, today, I ask you stop what you are doing and to send a prayer up for Dr. Height, praying for her care, and showing her -- through all of our joined prayers -- how very much she means to all of us. How much we love and appreciate her. Yesterday, today, forever.
Dr. Height's legacy lives, even as she sits in a state of doctor's care. We love, honor and adore you Dr. Height. You are not alone.
Dr. Height once told me "John, I like you, because you are a dreamer with a shovel in your hand." This remains my promise to her. To be a dreamer, with a shovel in my hand." What is your leadership service promise?