When I lost my sight, a few years ago, I quickly realized that I had a choice. I could either stay at home, in the dark, in the comfort of my loneliness, or I could go out and do something that always inspired me. What was paradoxical is that every day my vision would get a little worse, and every day, I felt a little more free. I had decided to run.
Kathrine Switzer wrote: “If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon“.
The New York City Marathon is the most inspiring moment of the year. I cheer for these people because they have the right state of mind, they tell me that anything is possible. I could still be inside, in the comfort of my loneliness, but I am free, and soon I will be one of them.
I decided to use this energy for a good purpose, I am raising money for Achilles, for the very people that helped me be myself again. The mission of Achilles International is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics, to promote personal achievement, enhanced self-esteem, and the lowering of barriers between people.
Any donation helps. Besides, it will give me a purpose, a reason to keep pushing during 26 miles.
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