From the Columbus Dispatch.
During a 46-year career as a high school teacher, coach, principal, superintendent, counselor, referee and administrator, Dan Ross has lived by a simple doctrine.
"When you get knocked down, you've got to get back up and fight like crazy," he said. "That holds true in academics, athletics and life in general. You never, ever give up."
Ross' theory has been put to the test repeatedly during an exhausting health ordeal that began 15 months ago and until now he has shielded from the public.
On Nov. 3, 2015, the 13-year commissioner of the Ohio High School Athletic Association entered Mount Carmel East hospital for a routine surgery to ease a colon condition called diverticulitis. The procedure went smoothly, but things went awry in the recovery room.
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