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PERSEVERANCE

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A woman from California sacrificed her job in order to see her son play in the 2012 Little League World Series. Billie Ann Tomei lost her job because she wanted to take vacation time to cheer her son during the championship game. When she asked for the time off, her boss refused and said if she went, she should write herself her last paycheck. Tomei decided to go anyway, and proved her dedication again when through a series of circumstances there were no rental cars left in Philadelphia to get her to Williamsport. She gave her last $400 dollars to a taxi driver and told him to take her as far as the money would go. The driver ended up taking her all the way to her destination, deducting $150 dollars from the price of the trip. Tomei’s sons team scored 10 runs in the final three outs of regulation to force extra innings, but ended up losing the championship to a team from Tennessee. Despite the outcome, Tomei refused to let any obstacle keep her from being with her son at an important time of his life. --Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Mother loses job to cheer on son and husband’s Little League World Series run, by Cameron Smith, http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highschool-prep-rally/mother-loses-job-cheer-son-husband-little-league-160800643.html ; Accessed August 27, 2012.

Romans 12:21 (HCSB) Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.

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