Different Shoes

One of the most inspiring stories from this summer's Olympics is, of course, Oscar Pistorius. I'm sure I don't have to explain that he's the first double amputee to compete on the track and make an Olympic final.

When you have a child with a disability or a chronic condition, I think you keep a little bit of an extra eye out for people who seem to have overcome their own limitations. I want Benny to grow up taking care of his diabetes but not letting it get in his way.

I wondered, what gives Oscar Pistorius the confidence, the motivation, the incredible mental strength to not only succeed in everyday life, but to compete at the highest level of athletics? Then I read an article where he said this:
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Aimee Mullins is another great example. I highly recommend her speech on CNN.