"Ask not what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive...then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
Howard Thurman

Monday, March 7, 2011


There are some nice soccer fields near the airport that have been the site of some of the amputee soccer league practices and games.  The Challenged Athletes Foundation held a running clinic there on Saturday for people with amputations.

One of the people leading the clinic was an American who was born without legs.  He lives in California and can run 100 meters in 11 seconds (pictured below).  A big group of able bodied kids had just finished playing soccer and gathered around him when he arrived.  He asked if they thought he could run.  When they said "no way" he challenged them to a race - he won, which will hopefully go a long way in helping them understand the abilities of people with disabilities. 

He was very inspirational for those participating and almost as important were the people that became observers, including the group of kids he raced.

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