The Trevor Wikre Story

Give this man a hand.

Comments (10)

(10) dvorah, September 25, 2013 1:59 AM

its "awsome" graet

It's a great story

(9) Anonymous, April 30, 2009 10:55 PM

As a former team mate from high school and a long time friend of Trevor's I would like to day you people need to understand the entire story before JUDGING PEOPLE! complications of the surgery were extremy high due to the infection already in the finger. In fixing the finger Trevor my of lost his entire hand few monthes after the operation. What would you have said to him then. Misplaced passion is something Trevor doesnt have. Passion for living life instead of fearing it is something to look up to. Stop being misguided in your lives to believe that a person that loves life is mis guided and stupid. Understanding others is more godly then Judging him which non of you are in the right for doing. Talk about growing up, you all need to take some of your own advise and grow up! Not everyone in this world is a Jew and for there own good reasons, we are all just striving for an explination in God and faith that we can believe in. Trevor is a great man, and a dependible friend. I can only hope that one day you are able to see in to the heart of someone like Trevor, to see that his passion runs further then football, runs further then team, and friends, but life and God. Its a lot of passion I agree but I know no man nor woman that has as much passion for anything and everything in there life as Trevor has for one single thing in his live. We can and should all take a lesson from Trevor. I hope the best to you all to see this kind of love and passion for anything in your own lives

(8) Marvin Greenberg, November 15, 2008 9:14 AM

Unfortunate values!

I would give my life to protect the freedom of choice, to fight hate but to play football? Only in America with its ill placed set of values!!

(7) ruth housman, October 29, 2008 12:39 PM

the "hand" of God

Hi, Yes, this is something to think about. I like it that you end with passion, because I think that when love fuels us, whatever it is, that's divine, meaning I think we are meant to develop passions in life and surely, his sacrifice was for passion. Maybe I wouldn't do this and maybe it's proscribed by Judaism, but all the same, this is one world and one God. I don't think anyone has the right to judge another. He didn't harm anyone and perhaps, he didn't really harm himself. It was his decision. God does work in mysterious ways and who are we to question his relationship with the Divine? To divine in English is about understanding. I think we all need to think before judging and I see some of the comments are judgmental below.

(6) LES LE GEAR, October 29, 2008 8:56 AM


I hope not.

(5) Anonymous, October 28, 2008 6:35 PM

Immature in the extreme. Trevor, may you grow up some day and achieve some measure of wisdom...

(4) Sharon, October 28, 2008 9:24 AM


Not being a football fan, I agree with Rabbi Salomon's assessment that this gentleman's passion is misplaced. I have no right to judge, though. Last night I chose to watch a food show during which I was telling myself that I should be studying Hebrew. I'll have to conjure up some well-placed passion for study. Even a little effort can reap a large reward.

(3) Miriam, October 27, 2008 9:53 AM

Paganism vs. Judaism

Paganism vs. Judaism Only a pagan would sacrifice a body part for a team sport. Ironically, not having all ten fingers may handicap his ambitions in the future. Trevor Wikre may think that he believes in G-d, but his worship of football is even more devout. Judaism teaches us to put nothing before G-d. Anything else is paganism.

(2) Rosen, October 25, 2008 6:42 PM

energy and commitment

Many people like his story involve a lot of energy and commitment for a passion they are dedicated to. As needed, one has to know his/her limits if they cannot physically perform their passion and know when enough is enough to discontinue or retire from it. Even if one passion is put down, then another one can come along to make up for it. All in all, sticking to what you love to do is all about dedication and commitment, where many hope to make a decent and ideal career out of, either for the benefits or the intrinsic self-satisfaction.

(1) abe, October 24, 2008 4:46 AM

dedicated to Life

as Rabbi Weinberg says, if there's something you would die for, then hey Live for It.


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