My name is William, and this really isn't much of a story. I have just read the story of the one arm, one legged cyclist, and was very moved by his insight to change a negative into a positive, and to inspire able bodied people like myself.
I too am a cyclist of touring, an instructor in outdoor education. Over the past 20 years I have overcome a few physical difficulties; paralysis of my legs, choking on a drink(CPR)brought me alive again, a climbing accident (22 months recovery 5 surgeries) and lately a heart attack. However, two things are difficult to overcome, 1, constant battle with alcohol; 2,Believing in myself.
Re-reading the story again, has inspired me, like a pray I`d forgotten and remembered. The saying `Everything is possible, if you want it`, how true this is, we as humans find it only too easy to use excuses not to do something, I`m not excused from that comment.
Taking one day at a time, helping those less fortunate than me, is now such a powerful way to cycle and have fun in life again. I hope this will inspire others as it has me. Peace Wil
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