Here is a great read from Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Dejan Kovacevic regarding Charlie Batch.
As football fans, we tend to exaggerate the importance of football. We talk about the toughnes of players who fight through injuries. We treat them as heroes when they win games they are expected to lose. Just look at my recent post showering Batch with praise for his ability to overcome a bad outing and national criticism for his recent play.
The truth is, win or lose Sunday, Batch would would be holding his head high and should. He has overcome so much and helped and helped so many throughout his life. The success of his charitable works has been assisted by his success as a professional athlete, but I bet he still would have made his community better even without his football career. That's just the type of person he is.