Inspirational people can be found in all walks of life, and serve as a constant reminder to us that we should never give up.
To many, Wayman Tisdale was one of those people. NBA basketball and Jazz musician, he had his leg amputated in 2008 after being diagnosed with bone cancer. Yet he will be remembered by many as a man with an infectious smile and an incurable optimism.
"Wayman Tisdale is one of the best people I have ever had the privilege of knowing," said current Oklahoma head coach Jeff Capel. "He had an incredible gift of making the people who came in contact with him feel incredibly special. His basketball talent and accomplishments pale in comparison to the impact he had on the lives that he influenced by the way he lived his life, and the tremendous character he displayed in his fight with cancer."Throughout it all, he always had that infectious smile. This is an incredibly sad day as we have lost not only one of the greatest Sooners ever, but one of the all-time best people to walk the face of this earth."