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Old 01-05-2019, 11:21 AM
 
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Is anyone familiar with this famous child tennis player from the 1980's who later became an Episcopal nun?

She is now devoted to helping children with cancer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNwu0Of-ThY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibJqr1-UOt4
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Old 01-05-2019, 12:07 PM
 
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Since this is a purely x-ian topic, you might get more responses in the christianity sub-forum.
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Old 01-05-2019, 12:13 PM
 
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Since this is a purely x-ian topic, you might get more responses in the christianity sub-forum.
Maybe you're right. And it gives some people an excuse to avoid acknowledging the good in religion if they can just sweep it under the Christian rug. Good point.
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Old 01-05-2019, 01:38 PM
 
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Her highly successful but brief tennis career ended due to shoulder injuries. She reportedly left the Anglican order in 2009.

She said she decided to do good, I'm guessing not because religion ordered or suggested it, but because she felt a desire for it and when she visited hospitals during her tournaments, she found it even more "diffucult to reconcile narrow-mindedly chasing" a top spot in tennis (for lots of money) with her desire to help others.
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Old 01-05-2019, 05:39 PM
 
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Her highly successful but brief tennis career ended due to shoulder injuries. She reportedly left the Anglican order in 2009.

She said she decided to do good, I'm guessing not because religion ordered or suggested it, but because she felt a desire for it and when she visited hospitals during her tournaments, she found it even more "diffucult to reconcile narrow-mindedly chasing" a top spot in tennis (for lots of money) with her desire to help others.
Don't like her already.
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Old 01-05-2019, 06:38 PM
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I remember her as a tennis player but had no idea of the turn she took in life. Good for her for following her heart.

Proves my father right again - for the umpteenth time: "You never know...."
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:13 PM
 
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I remember her as a tennis player but had no idea of the turn she took in life. Good for her for following her heart.

Proves my father right again - for the umpteenth time: "You never know...."
Exactly
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Old Yesterday, 05:04 PM
 
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Is anyone familiar with this famous child tennis player from the 1980's who later became an Episcopal nun?

She is now devoted to helping children with cancer.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNwu0Of-ThY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibJqr1-UOt4
I was playing a lot of tennis during this period and definitely remember Andrea Jaeger. I had no idea what ultimately became of her. What an inspirational story! Thank you for sharing it.
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Old Yesterday, 06:33 PM
 
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I was playing a lot of tennis during this period and definitely remember Andrea Jaeger. I had no idea what ultimately became of her. What an inspirational story! Thank you for sharing it.
It's also interesting that she admitted to throwing games to her opponent when she was a professional in her teens, even when there were big monetary consequences. But I'll bet that happens more than many athletes are willing to admit. I wonder if that's kind of a natural human part of games, since I never played any sport enough to know. Athletes shouldn't be shamed every time that happens.

On the other hand, I don't like the idea of throwing a game to a more competitive person, just because they clearly want it more. But if you do, then maybe you should admit it just to throw the shame on the more competitive person.
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Old Today, 01:08 AM
 
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Maybe you're right. And it gives some people an excuse to avoid acknowledging the good in religion if they can just sweep it under the Christian rug. Good point.
Don't miss a chance do you?
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