021: Determined Tiger

  • Nov 26, 2018

021: Determined Tiger

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Tyger Tyger, burning bright,

In the forests of the night;

What immortal hand or eye,

Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

I love the last line of this poem, “Could frame thy fearful symmetry.” Fear is a powerful word, powerful feeling, and can even consume one’s spirit. I have never seen fear in Michael Bay’s eyes, I have never heard fear in Michael Bay’s voice, and I have never felt fear in Michael Bay’s heart.

This former mascot, The Clemson Tiger, has done more than help Clemson Football fight for a win on a Saturday afternoon. He has fought one of the biggest fights…bone cancer. His story is so real, a story we see everyday. But no-one ever suspects The Clemson Tiger would ever have to fight cancer, bone cancer, twice.

In some ways, I always felt Michael was immortal. I never thought I would hear that my good friend who made 85,000 people cheer on a Saturday could get cancer. Yet, his fight is one to embrace, because his mortality was more than real…it is the humanity of what makes Michael’s story so reverential.

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Bobby Rettew

Bobby Rettew is a multiple Emmy award-winning storyteller, content creator and digital communications strategist focused on the integration of storytelling into organizations’ business business goals. Bobby is the owner of Bobby Rettew Creative.