She embodies the beauty of the human spirit.
"Wouldn't be who I am without __________" - This is one of the most cliche phrases we use when expressing our gratitude to a loved one. The first person I think about when filling in the blank would be my (ex) softball coach - Coach Josephine Lim. She saw me through my secondary school years until now and her impact, especially during my secondary school years is evident. To say she taught me what perseverance is would be an understatement. Besides putting us through extreme torture during trainings, at the same time, she was undergoing her own form of "torture" as she dealt with multiple cancer relapses. Despite having to go through chemotherapy sessions, she still devoted her all into training us and investing into our lives. It's always easier to give up on a person and not care, but she did the exact opposite, even though she could have had very good reasons to give up on us. I actually only found out about her illness much later on because never once did she complain or throw a pity party for herself, she was always putting us before herself. She embodies the beauty of the human spirit, that's my Coach Jo.