Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Your Life is the Most Beautiful Thing That Could Happen to You

An amazing story for you this morning:  last weekend was the Chicago Marathon. And among its 40000 participants was 38-year-old Venezuelan man Maickel Melamed, who has Muscular Dystrophy.

One thousand people dropped out at some point in the 26.2 mile run. Maickel was not one of them.  He was, in fact, the last to finish, at about 1:30am, more than 16 hours after the Marathon began, and was greeted by 100 people who cheered him to the finish.

After the race, he had this to say, via NBC Chicago: "My message is: if you dream it, make it happen. Your life is the most beautiful thing that could happen to you. Make the best with that, and share the best of that. We come here to share. We come to make a team. We come here to construct the best world that the children -- our children-- deserve."

Here's a video of this inspiring man crossing the finish line.

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