When I think of Steve "Homer" True, I do not think of his afternoon radio show on 540 ESPN with Mitch "Thunder" Nelles, entertaining as both gentlemen are. Nor do I think of his fine play-by-play calls of Marquette University men's basketball, pitch-perfect though they be.
Because when I think of Steve, I think of the time he ran an auction to raise money for the MACC Fund. It was in May at the conclusion of the MACC Fund's Evening with Aaron Rodgers. I see Steve pacing the stage with fervent energy, working the room as only he can to raise every last dollar he could. I think of the heartfelt hug he received from John Cary, executive director of the MACC Fund, who wiped tears from his eyes at the sight of Steve pouring everything he had into the effort.
And now, I've wiped a few tears from mine. If you haven't heard, Steve was hit by a suspected drunk driver who ran a red light Wednesday morning. As of Wednesday evening, WISN reported, Steve was in critical condition with a head injury.
I know people across Milwaukee and beyond are praying for him. I add my prayers to theirs. May the man who does so much for so many know a speedy recovery.
In a series of four tweets Wednesday night, ESPN Milwaukee delivered some encouraging news about Steve. Here's what they said.
Statement from Craig Karmazin, President and CEO of Good Karma Broadcasting: "Earlier today, ESPN Wisconsin's Steve "The Homer" True was injured in a traffic accident on Milwaukee's northwest side. I spoke with Homer's wife, Nancy, tonight. She said Homer is doing pretty well and that doctors want to monitor his condition overnight. On behalf of the True family and ESPN Wisconsin, I'd like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers."
May the good news continue to get better.