Sun forward Morgan Tuck had surgery on her left knee on September 13th, cutting her WNBA rookie season short. She is currently rehabbing her knee and will be updating fans regularly on her progress. Below is the third installment.
Read the first one HERE.
Read Volume 2 HERE.
Hello everyone! Week 8 of my rehab journey was a little bit different than the past weeks. Last week I mentioned that I felt like rehab was getting slightly repetitive and I was facing a few mental challenges. But this week I felt energized and motivated to work even harder. My week started pretty similar to the past couple weeks, but on Wednesday I had a check up appointment with my surgeon. I received great feedback on the progress that I’ve made so far. Hearing him tell me that I was ahead of schedule and that he could tell that I’ve been working really hard, seriously made my day. Getting confirmation that what I have been doing is paying off makes me want to put even more focus and effort into my rehab to make sure that I am making progress everyday. The other thing that made my week different was that I had the opportunity to attend a luncheon in Atlanta.
The luncheon that I attended was The Atlanta Women’s Foundation Numbers 2 Big to Ignore Fundraising Luncheon. Five of my fellow WNBA players and I were invited as guests of our President, Lisa Borders. It was the 20th anniversary of the luncheon and recognition of that milestone, Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem were brought in to be the keynote speakers. They were the speakers at the inaugural luncheon in 1997.
This luncheon was powerful and very enjoyable! It was an honor, not only to hear Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem share their thoughts and opinions on the state of women in the U.S. and in other countries, but also to meet them. They raised a lot of points and issues we have in our country, and talked about how they felt about the result of the recent election. It was great to hear and see the passion they have for women’s equality and to learn about how they were huge catalysts for the women’s movement. They both have spent decades fighting for women and are still currently trying to make change. Another thing that was great to see was the response of the crowd when they were brought to the stage. There were 1600 in attendance and almost all of them were women. Seeing the appreciation and love people had for them shows that all of their hard work has made a huge impact on many lives.
Attending this luncheon was great for me this week. It gave me something different to do and made me realize that no matter how hard I think I’m working there’s always more that I can do. And to never give up on my goals.