Saturday, March 23, 2013

A Graceful Goddess

Hi everyone! I'm sorry I have been slacking on #EllenOnEllen lately. Don't give up on us, this is possible. Read about what I think about Ellen and share this with your friends! Love you all! Thanks for believing in this cause.

Ellen Toy. Some of you know her as Coach, some as a teacher. She is a mother, she is a wife, she is a survivor. Mrs. Toy takes life by the horns and teaches beautiful lessons to those who surround her. Coach is fierce, yet calm. She's no less than a complete inspiration.

Perhaps one of the most notable aspects of Ellen's personality is her "rock" status. When the going gets tough, you can bet that she is prepared to give words of hope. The Kiski Area Volleyball Team has had more than our fair share of adversity. "That boy can't play with the girls," fans shouted from bleachers. KAVB remained strong. Leukemia and Gastric Cancer tried to break us down. We stayed hopeful. The loss of a coach and a teammate within one year took a toll on the team. Kiski Volleyball pulled through. The truth is, no amount of success could have been possible without Ellen Toy.

Just last night, I was at a junior high volleyball tournament talking about Coach's strength and power. Liz Reccia put Ellen into one word that has been repeating in my mind since then. Ellen Toy is a goddess. She has gracefully taken every challenge thrown her way and transformed it into a beautiful lesson of hope. She's incredible and I am so blessed to be able to call her my coach. We're all blessed to call her our teacher.

Thanks for reading!

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