Awe Inspiring

This from the Chicago Tribune on October 11, 2007


Amy Palmiero- Winters, 35 Long Island, N.Y. Doctors told her that she would never run again after her left leg was amputated below the knee following a motorcycle accident. Since then, Palmiero-Winters — who competed in track and cross-country in high school and college — not only resumed running, but now competes regularly in marathons and triathlons. She hopes to inspire people with her example. “When you see someone who’s overcoming a challenge, maybe something you didn’t think you could do becomes a little more attainable,” Palmiero-Winters said. “It shows people no one can say what you can and can’t do. You’re only limited by yourself.”

There was a picture of this inspiring woman in the paper which I have not uncovered. It shows her at the end of the race with her “running leg” a piece of metal bent in a half circle.

First of all recognize that her time was outstanding for anyone with two good legs. Second, overcoming the loss of a leg to participate in marathons and triathlons is not just inspiring but awe inspiring. Apparently a person determined enough can do anything!

I will keep searching for the picture. Not just to share with you but to keep with me for those moments when a little reminder of possibilities is needed.

Found one from last year’s marathon


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One Response to Awe Inspiring

  1. Frank says:

    Oh man, I didn’t see this one. Wow.

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