The Golden Chromosome.....[I really like the title of that award!]
Litchfield man with Down syndrome who was the first person with Down's syndrome to complete the London Marathon has been honoured with a special award from Germany.
Simon Beresford collected The Golden Chromosome award on one of his increasingly frequent visits to the country.
He has now completed the Berlin Marathon twice among his many achievements.
And his inspiration kick-started a pioneering running club for Germans with Down's, which ran the marathon for the first time this year alongside Simon.........................[click above link to read the whole inspiring story!]
Wow........I just love reading articles like this.
What strikes me the most about these types of articles is this fact: How many of us here, reading right now have accomplished such a goal? Running a marathon is on my life list. I'm working on completing a 1/2 marathon first....you know, baby steps. lol!!!
So, when I read about people with Down syndrome, setting goals, working hard, and then achieving them....my heart just about leaps out of my chest. Because in actuality, that is all I truly wish for all of my children. Is that they have dreams, set goals, work hard towards those goals, and by the Grace of GOD.....they achieve some of their dreams.
To me, that is the beauty of life. Something as simple as that. Dreaming, working, reaching and hopefully achieving that dream. What ever it may be.