Lessons by a 13 Year old child

Not so long ago I found myself as one amongst 5000 people who wiped tears from their eyes.

It was all because of what a thirteen year old girl did.

She decided to stomp out prostate cancer.

She told her audience about her dad who one day watched her finish a triathlon for kids. She told us how “Little did I know that would be the last time he would see me cross the finish line

Her father, a man in his early forties, died from an aggressive form of prostate cancer.

Winter Vinecki decided to do something about that. Instead of getting bitter, she got better. If you want to see what she is doing with her life visit her site www.teamwinter.org (She is planning to run a marathon on each of the seven continents, making her the youngest person to have ever done that)

Her mom taught her this motto: See it all. Do it all. Be it all

Needless to say she got a standing ovation and a very long applause at the end of her 10 minute presentation.

Deutsch: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital...

Deutsch: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital English: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You may not be into running and triathlons, but how does your own contribution, example or “race” look? How will you make a difference? How do you plan to cross your finish line….that symbolic area of living where we reach our goals?

Because of Winter I am going to run the St Jude Marathon in Memphis this year (St Jude is a famous cancer hospital for children) I plan to raise money for her cause.

My dream is to interview her and her mother, Dr Dawn Estelle, here on this site in future. Don’t miss that interview!

Remember: The first great gift we can bestow on others is a good example (Thomas Morell)

 

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2012-04-20T06:00:25+00:00 April 20th, 2012|Inspirational|

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