Success is measured by the number of people you inspire. By that belief, my high school principal, Dr. Eric McLaren, is undoubtedly one of the most successful people I know.
For a few years now, he has been fighting ALS, a neurological disease. But, through it all, he’s carried himself with grace, wisdom, and courage. I distinctly remember him telling us (IMSA students) that he would literally “work until he no longer physically could.” And you know what - he kept that promise.
Produced and edited by the lovely Julianne Crawford (IMSA ‘12), this video tells Dr. McLaren one of the most simple, yet meaningful phrases of all: thank you. Within seconds, this video brought me to tears. Julianne (and IMSA Student Council), thank you so much for making this.
May God bless the IMSA community, the McLaren family, and Dr. McLaren himself - even during this difficult time, you still serve as a source of inspiration for us all.