ONE SINGLE CREDIT - THAT'S ALL THAT STOOD BETWEEN
JIM GAINEY AND HIS COLLEGE DEGREE FOR TEN YEARS.
WHEN A GREAT JOB CAME UP HE LEFT EDGEWOOD COLLEGE
- ALWAYS WITH THE INTENTION OF GETTING THAT LAST CREDIT
- SOME DAY.
NEWS 3 REPORTER DAVE DELOZIER JOINS US TODAY WITH
THE JIM GAINEY'S STORY.
DAVE - IT IS A STORY WE CAN ALL LEARN FROM.
JEN - JIM GAINEY CERTAINLY LEARNED ALOT DURING HIS
DAYS AT EDGWOOD COLLEGE.
BUT IN THE LAST YEAR HE AND HIS FAMILY HAVE LEARNED
THINGS YOU WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND FROM A BOOK.
welcome to jam the gym and unite to fight
THERE ARE LESSONS TO BE LEARNED BETWEEN THE LINES.
discipline, the fundamentals of basketball.
BUT BEYOND THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THE GAME - THERE ARE
LESSONS TO BE LEARNED ON THE BASKETBALL COURT - THAT
APPLY WELL BEYOND IT.
they've got to be willing to get up and they've got
to be willing to keep fighting and really that brings
what we've been doing this week together.
WORDS ON TEE SHIRTS - ON THIS ALUMNI WEEKEND - SPEAK
OF THE NEED FOR MORE CANCER RESEARCH.
unite to fight and we're fighting for something that
is bigger than all of us right now.
IT IS ONE THING TO TALK ABOUT THE NEED TO FIGHT CANCER
- IT IS QUITE ANOTHER TO MEET IT FACE TO FACE.
about one year ago jim was diagnosed with stage four
TEN YEARS AGO JIM GAINEY LEFT EDGEWOOD COLLEGE TO
START A JOB - HE WAS ONE CREDIT SHORT OF GRADUATING.
TODAY - BETWEEN THE MEN'S AND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL GAMES
HE, HIS WIFE AND TWO BOYS ARE BACK.
THEY'RE SHARING THEIR JOURNEY WITH CANCER AND TEACHING
A LESSON YOU CAN ONLY KNOW IF YOU LIVE IT.
you don't have to decide it to be a death sentence.
you have to decide that this is not going to define
i've always said that i don't want it to define who
i always wanted to remain me.
i defines moments, but it doesn't define me.
AND SO IT IS - ON ALUMNI WEEKEND - JIM IS NOW ONE
you may now move your tassle to the left.
congratuations, let's have a warm welcome.
i think this is a pretty incredible thing for them
to see their daddy graduate from college.
BETWEEN THE LINES THERE ARE ALWAYS LESSONS TO BE LEARNED
ladies and gentlman edgewood colleges newest graduate,
THIS LESSON IS ONE NOT LIKELY TO BE FORGOTTEN.
they'll retain this one, they'll retain this one.
TO BE VERY CLEAR - EDGEWOOD COLLEGE DID NOT SIMPLY
GIVE JIM HIS FINAL CREDIT.
HE EARNED ONE COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT BY SHARING
HIS EXPERIENCE WITH CANCER AS PART OF THE UNITE TO
FIGHT PROGRAM ON CAMPUS.
AND JEN - AGAIN IT IS ONE THING TO LEARN ABOUT CANCER
FROM A BOOK - FROM JIM YOU GET AN UNDERSTANDING OF
WHAT IT MEANS.
-- JENNIFER --