The Power of Sport, Family, Friends and the Will to Compete

Please take some time out and read this incredibly moving article from L. Jon Wertheim at Sports Illustrated. You will feel by the end that you are a friend of these athletes and their family and friends. Just a wonderful piece at this time of the year. Frankly, at any time of the year.

December 14, 2009

By L. Jon Wertheim at Sports Illustrated.

The Games Of Their Lives – As swimmer Marin Morrison and sailor Nick Scandone fought deadly diseases, they mustered all their strength and courage to fulfill a final dream: to compete in the Beijing Paralympics.

When you are done reading the article, here are 2 videos further capturing the essence of these great athletes and those who supported them.


Marin Morrison – [youtube=]

Nick Scandone – [youtube=]