Sunday, 2 September 2012

Enlightenment.. Friends till the end

Its very rare in life you get an opportunity in life that you just keep wanting to share and share because of so many factors that alone is another blog post!

But for me getting invited to go to the Opening Ceremony of the Parlalympics was a life changing event. I am shy by design it may not seem in but I am , as I am not a natural collector of friends for me they have to be the right fit for us to gel. A good friend is understanding, engages natural conservation and you can pick up where you just left off be, if you have been friends for years or just met them on twitter like I did with Jane Willis who blogs over at http://competitiongrapevine.blogspot.co.uk/

So when I was invited to go the the Opening ceremony of the Paralympics I jumped at the chance. ( don't tell Jane but I still haven't taken my Paralympic nail varnish off yet , I must do that before my first aid session at school tomorrow !)

The Paralympics faced an emotional homecoming. The original 1948 the Stoke Mandeville games had been the creation of Sir Ludwig Guttmann who has been a scientist during the Second World War he was an extraordinary scientist. He had a ground breaking technique to treating people with spinal cord injuries. He showed us that science and humanity can come together. In doing so he ignited the global phenomenon that has become the Paralympic Movement. And myself and Jane Willis were very proud and honured to be made part of the journey.






































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