Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Models for the Physically Handicapped: Paralympic Athletes

The physically handicapped need role models. This is why I love the Paralympics and the Special Olympics. Not to put them in the same category in any way as they are very different events and competitors, but they do have their similarities in that they bring together physically and mentally handicapped people from around the world to compete in the spirit of sportsmanship. The lessons from these games are true testament to the strength of the human spirit.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has done a phenomenal job of capturing these moments and sharing them with the world. They have their own youtube channel, which I would highly recommend watching. Below is one of their highlight reels.

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