Some people think that the physically challenged, or people with disabilities or the differently-abled are almost non-entities that can be ignored or pushed aside.
If these thinking folks watched the 2014 Winter Paralympics and it’s men and women skiing at 75mph while BLIND or flipping black flips on sit-skis at X-Games while their legs don’t work would choose another opinion of these athletes. They’re just people with some different parts. However, they have such determination and concentration, that a spectator may develop fear when watching them perform tricks that would leave most of the rest of us dead.
It is not going to be far into the future when we see the first person who does not walk, strap herself or himself onto a snowboard and do a half-pipe routine. Watch for that and let me now if you see it before me!
Our Wounded Warriors from many wars globally participate in larger and larger numbers every year in paralympic training and the actual Games. The US Armed Forces actively recruit them for the training at present. The world is following in that activity.
Read about some Paralympians and coaches in their Hall of Fame and see what you think.
Who is your hero?