An uplifting and inspirational article appeared an unlikely place, Page 1 of the June 8 sports section of The Salt Lake Tribune. The headline, “Tillman leaving Utes for personal reasons.”

It describes how the Pac-12 Sixth Man of the Year, Donnie Tillman, is taking a leave of absence from his very promising collegiate basketball career (for at least the next season) to be with his single mom, who is dealing with the effects of epilepsy in Las Vegas.

Whatever successes this young man achieves in basketball and life, few will compare to the dignity and courage of this expression of love for his mother.

Fred Fairclough, Jr., Salt Lake City