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Dr. Fauci and Me: High School Ballers

I’m sure by now you’ve heard of Dr. Fauci, the lifelong public servant who’s helped America respond to every public health crisis since the 80s.
Left: Dr. Fauci. Right: Joyce Elliott

Something came across my desk the other day that I couldn’t help but share. 

I’m sure by now you’ve heard of Dr. Fauci, the lifelong public servant who’s helped America respond to every public health crisis since the 80s. I heard he’s one of the most trusted people right now nationwide. And here’s this article about him playing point guard on his high school basketball team. Look at that picture of him! You might not know this, but I was a baller in high school as well (oh yes, I’ve got proof.)

Oh the hair back then. In all seriousness, I do think there’s something about the mentality of helping your teammates score that leads people to public service. It’s important to be there with the assist for people off the court as well. 

In high school, I wanted to keep playing basketball—keep getting those assists—through college. But the rules back then said girls couldn’t get athletic scholarships, so I had to get a job instead of play. 

Now, I want to keep being a public servant for the people of Arkansas. Although I’m not allowed to run for reelection in the State Senate anymore, I don’t want that to stop me from continuing my public service. I so appreciate your support for my Congressional campaign so I can keep being there with the assist.





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