Many of us feel that there is something always holding us back. This is even more apparent when you have a disability. Things that are normally very easy can be hard or apparently impossible for someone with a disability. This constant let down feeling slowly makes those with, or even those without, a disability start to say “can’t” and “won’t” more and more often. When people finally stop letting their physical weaknesses slow them down and let their hope, determination, and strength take hold, once impossible things become possible. That may be the hardest thing for anyone to do, but once you do it, your life will change forever, and you will never look back after that.
We have heard of many people that have accomplished great things despite the odds being stacked against them. One great example of this is Erik Weihenmayer, declared legally blind, who was able to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. Many people affected by blindness would never dream of ever accomplishing this feat. Erik showed everyone, including those just like him, that anything is possible if you believe that it’s possible. The same can be said about a new TV show on ABC.
Everyday Health has a new TV series that profiles ordinary people who overcome extraordinary obstacles and who are helping others lead healthier, happier lives. It’s a show that I highly recommend you to watch since it not only shows you the triumph of the human spirit against, but it also makes you realize that you can and will accomplish your dreams, with or without a disability.
Episode 4 airs this Saturday, September 24th, on local ABC stations (click here to check local listings), and features Sarah Cronk, the inspirational teenager who founded The Sparkle Effect as well as Lauren Potter, the superstar Cheerio cheerleader on the hit show Glee. The Sparkle Effect is an innovative, student-run program that helps high school students across the country create cheerleading squads that include students with disabilities.
For more details on the show, recap episodes, and other
information check out http://www.everydayhealth.com/tv.
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