The Road Not Taken

In 2008, basketball phenom Elena Delle Donne started attending the University of Connecticut, a decision that would likely have launched her sports career into the stratosphere. Two days later, she moved back to her home state to attend the University of Delaware which was 20 minutes from her family’s home. Her decision surprised many people who saw it as a step off the road that would have brought her the quickest level of personal success. But Delle Donne wasn’t concerned with ‘personal’ success. It was her sister Lizzie, who suffers from cerebral palsy, that she cared about most. Watch their story below:

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About Tony Rossi

After graduating from St. John's University in New York with degrees in Communications and English, Tony Rossi found a job at the Catholic media organization, The Christophers, that allowed him to indulge his interest in religion, media, and pop culture. He served as The Christophers' TV producer for 11 years, and is currently the host and producer of the organization's radio show/podcast Christopher Closeup, writer and editor of their syndicated Light One Candle column, and producer/scriptwriter of the annual Christopher Awards ceremony.

  • Raymond Nicholas

    Love and sacrifice–forgotten virtues in this country?

    • Tony Rossi

      I wouldn’t say they’re forgotten virtues, but unfortunately they don’t receive a lot of press attention. If they did, maybe more people would be inspired to act the same way.


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