Thank you for posting this, what a heartbreaking story. Everyone speculated about her perceived drop in performance over the last couple of seasons, and we had no idea she had developed a tumor and was dealing with serious health issues. Paralysis, spinal surgery, just so much for such a young person to go through. I really wish Chicago had been able to keep her, but I hope she has a full recovery and complete success with the Mercury.
There are times in life that the path we must walk is not the path we ever envision, and through the many sufferings of our journey we become more in our pain, in our weaknesses, and in our strengths. In our life's walk we are occasioned to walk through valleys of darkness only to realized that the only NorthStar we have to guide us is the light of Christ that is lodged within us, and it is this light that will lead and push us forward. Great sufferings will birth great humility and a greater appreciation for the beauties of life, faith, family, friends, team, and life itself. Perhaps it is no great coincidence that which you have suffered acts as a witness and testimony to the reality and validity of your name, Diamond, the greatest, and most precious gem which is formed and created under the greatest of pressures. Your story, I believe, will be a source of inspiration to many who also have to walk through their own valleys of darkness. Basketball, beyond what you do, just may be the vehicle that will take you to your greater life's purpose. Diamond, I wish you the very best. May Almighty God speed your continued recovery, and forever Bless your steps. Remember, "Shine Bright Like A Diamond."