Olympic inspirations!!

During the past week or so I have been very much tuned into the Olympics. I must say that there has been two athletes that have amazed me. These two men  are true inspirations.

Kieran Behan.

After being told that he would never walk again he proved medical professions wrong by making it to the Olympics as an amazing Gymnast. The courage and strength he has shown in his life is more than many of us will ever show, more than any of us will ever imagine possible.

Since the age of ten he has been plagued by injuries as he describes them as "a bad run", but in reality were a series of incidents which make the fact that he is even walking today seem miraculous. An operation to remove a benign tumor in his  thigh left him wheelchair-bound as a child after complications  during the procedure.

Despite recovering enough to return to the sport he loves, he then suffered brain damage just two years later from a freak accident on the high bar.He then spent  almost three years attempting to regain the quality of life he had known Many of us would have given up but die to the sheer determination he has he kept going until he supervised all doctors and specialists by becoming a world series floor champion.

He is a true inspiration, after being told he may never walk again he went to the Olympics and did Ireland proud. It just goes to show what hard work will do for you and that it is important never to give up on something that you love. Do as Kieran did and follow your dreams. You are a true inspiration and you have done Ireland proud.

Oscar Pistorius.

Being the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics he has made history. He has inspired people all around the world. Letting us now that disabilities do not mean we can’t do things we just have to find different ways to do the things we want to do. He fought to get into the Olympics and ran an amazing race to get into the semi-finals. Although he did not get into the final he is being declared a winner at the Olympics.
Pistorius was born without fibulas and had his legs amputated below the knee before he was a year old. In the meantime the competition isn't over for Oscar Pistorius - he'll run in the 4 by 400 relays on Thursday before defending his 100, 200, and 400 titles at the Paralympics.
After reading his story I have been inspired. He has not let his disability stop him. He has embraced it and has achieved things that many of us don’t.  He didn’t accept the limits of his disabilities, he found a way to overcome the barriers that stood in front of him.

These two men have do amazing things that many of us will never achieve. I have no doubt that there are many more people out there like these two amazing men who feel that they cant achieve their dreams. After this years Olympics that may all change. This will show them that anything is Possible. Nothing is impossible.... even the word itself says Im Possible. Not only are these people inspirations to those facing the same difficulties but they are inspirations to everybody around the world. This goes to show that there is always hope. 

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