No More Excuses

My friend Randy Snow lost his legs at 16 in a tractor accident. The fact that it ended a promising professional tennis career never got in the way of Randy’s thinking or attitude as he went through life. He achieved success in a number of fields, including sales, professional speaking and even tennis. The founder of wheelchair tennis said about him, “Randy Snow was simply the best wheelchair player to have ever played the sport.”

Randy died in November 2009 while volunteering at a youth tennis camp and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame after his death. Now bear in mind, this is the same Hall of Fame that also counts Monica Seles, Jennifer Capriati, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe and dozens of other tennis greats as members. And that’s just the beginning of the story because Randy is also the only person in a wheelchair ever inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, because he became a star in other sports besides tennis.

But this post really isn’t about Randy Snow, it’s about his message, NO MORE EXCUSES. And it’s a about a young six-year-old who understood that message from the very earliest age. Watch this video about young Reece Holloway and then decide if its time for you to get rid of all your excuses. Btw, if this video moved you like it moved me, how about hitting one of the share buttons on this post and sharing it with some others.


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3 Responses to “No More Excuses”

  1. Malou Holloway Says:

    I’m Reeces mom and I just want to thank you for posting this story. THANKS

  2. robert schied Says:

    great kid, gret parents. for not saying no to anything , thats awesome. good luck in base ball.

  3. Vic Says:

    Malou, the thanks are all mine for the great example that your family and Reece are to so many. If you can make a note in some future calendar, please contact me when Reece reaches his teens. I’ve got some material from Randy Snow that I think will be of immense value to him. Best, Vic