Sunday, April 14, 2013

HAWMC Day 15: On being inspired.

Today I am detracting a bit from the prompt provided by Wego Health. The topic seemed to require way too much energy and cognitive work, which I don't have. See, reading is require concentration and memory. In contrast, writing requires thinking but that is much easier these days, not that I necessarily do it well, but I try.

Today’s Prompts:
  • Comment! Pick someone else’s blog post and write a comment to them. Write that comment as your post for today and link back to them to let them know you were inspired.
  • Participate in our guest post swap day. Email us ( by April 8th to be paired and we’ll connect you with another Health Activist.

So instead I am sharing a story that is likely to inspire others. It offer a lessons in not giving up and on thriving and helping others despite adversity.

Meet Spencer West, a fine young man who was born with un-usable legs- and got them amputated at age 5. While doctors told his parents at birth that he would be severely handicapped, and that he would never have a productive life, it was not Spencer's plans to do just that.

I don't want to tell the story- some have told it better. I am attaching links to articles and videos. Be inspired! Pay it forward. Nothing is impossible.


What drives Spencer West? (Look up for additional videos on the right side, they are worth it)
Finding inspiration and encouraging others despite huge disability
Additional You Tube Video

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