Boyd Melson was a Captain at West Point, an award winning amateur boxer, who turned pro to give his entire purse to research on spinal cord injuries. He is currently working with the Keck Center and recently,  with Paul Williams, in hopes of effecting a cure for paralysis. Here is the lovely note Duane Ford wrote for Boyd's Team Fight to Walk's Fund Raier.

The dictionary defines “Character” as the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.  Personally, I like to gauge the character of an individual on how the individual treats people they really do not need.

This type of character will continue to affect others to pay this forward and help all of us build our own character in loving our neighbor as ourselves.

On behalf of the North American Boxing Federation, we extend our support to Boyd and wish him the very best in all of his endeavors.

Sincerely,

Duane B. Ford