Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
I’m unsure who first coined the phrase, “Attitude is everything,” but he/she was absolutely right.
No human life is immune from problems or difficulties. Just when you think you have it tough, someone else comes along to show you that maybe, just maybe, you don’t have it so bad at all. And they inspire.
On Saturday, I was the timer at the opening women’s basketball game of the season at
On Sunday, I saw Joe. I only know him as Joe. He comes into Meyer’s Restaurant every Sunday with his family and we always chat. For the past several weeks, he hasn’t been showing up. His son told us he wasn’t feeling well. Later I found out Joe had contracted bone cancer.
It was good to see Joe Sunday. Sure, he had lost some weight and appeared weak, but he didn’t stop smiling. Never once did he complain.
Today I read about the death of my friend Chuck Ward, a legend at Milwaukee Irish Fest. I interviewed him many times when he was with the Brewers and
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Ward died of a rare form of cancer at the age of 54:
“’He never asked, 'Why me?' said brother Ed Ward. ‘His life the last 2 ½ years was a beacon of how to handle adversity’."
Attitude is, indeed, everything.
I’m glad to know Rich Panella and Joe, and I’m very glad I got to know Chuck Ward.
God bless them all.