Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The 2008 Paralympic Games...


Sunday, I was able to catch just a few minutes of the 2008 Paralympic Games. I wonder why the networks don't broadcast these games like they do the regular Olympics... these athletes have struggled every bit as much or more to get to these games and their stories are compelling and inspiring.
I found myself crying a long with a man who was telling about his battle with Lou Gehrig's disease, who was trying to live to compete in the sailing event. He told about his love of being out on the water and how he wished for more days to sail. A story was told about a girl who suffered a terrible cancer and became paralyzed, but still had the courage to swim and about her parents who made her dreams possible even in the most challenging circumstances.
There is so much pure junk on TV these days..., but for very little cost the networks could have broadcast these stories all day. It is difficult these days to understand the success of some of the programing on television. We have to look for those stories that inspire, that art that lifts and encourages, those people who speak truth. These are all hard to find, but they are there and worth the effort.

9 comments:

Amy said...

So true. There is so much good TV they could create and report, but we're stuck with junk. I wish I had been able to watch this - it sounds inspiring.

Blue House Mom said...

You are so right about the junk being on TV and how this kind of show is worth airing. I wish I would have watched this.

Circe said...

Amen! So well said and inspiring. And happy birthday to you and little c! I hav matching presents for you two. Maybe I'll see you at mod.

Shauna said...

I, too, have always wondered why this event does not get the attention it deserves!

Janice said...

Happy birthday.

michelle said...

When you are right you are right! I love those stories! Hope little c is having a special day!

Shelese said...

Happy Birthday yesterday Tif!

Blake said...

I completely agree.

Sarah Smiles said...

Thank you for sharing. I love the Olympics. The true stories of struggle are the best part. I will have to check it out. Thank you for sharing!