At Our Side

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With a lot of focus on the Olympics right now, I remembered one of my favorite Olympic stories from the past.  Derek Redmond competed in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.  All was going well until his hamstring tore, leaving him unable to run.  However, the injury didn’t leave him unable to finish the race.  Despite what had to be unbearable pain, he continued to hobble toward the finish line.  His bravery and determination are undeniable, but that’s not all there is to the story.  When Derek’s father saw what happened, he fought off security to reach his son.  With tears in both of their eyes, Derek and his father made it across the finish line.  It wasn’t the outcome they had hoped for, but it’s an outcome that speaks volumes about their character…volumes more than even a gold medal would have spoken.

Each and every one of us are running a…

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