Meet Cody McCasland. Cody has had a total of 15 surgeries in his short 6 year life including a double amputation of his legs. But that doesn’t slow him down. Cody loves to swimming, running, & t-ball. Cody is a true inspiration… and he does it all with a smile on his face!
See Cody on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
View Cody’s life story on the Prosthetic Center of Excellence web-blog.
While I was in North Carolina for Labor Day weekend I stumbled upon The Highlands Village Square Arts & Crafts show. There were many amazing artists but this one truly opened my eyes. His name is Marcus Thomas and he is a quadriplegic by way of a skiing accident. The first day, I walked by and saw him sitting in front of a booth and thought he was just visiting as I was. But when I went back the second day he was in front of his booth painting a very intricately detailed picture! Marcus holds the paint brush in his mouth and paints these amazing pictures.
***When I arrived home I started looking for who he is and his story. I found this inspiring video… http://youtu.be/dg_B2r3a5zk***
This one is my favorite. We all know I love labs! And also the dog, Bella was laying at his side while he was painting!
Click here for Marcus’ amazing story on his website.
Does this not give a whole new meaning to the phrase, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade??”
Finish the race. Never give up.
Tao Porchon-Lynch is a 91 year old yoga instructor and ballroom dancer in White Plains, New York
Tao Porchon-Lynch learned yoga while growing up in India, in the former French colony of Pondicherry, but she didn’t become an instructor until half a century later.
For much of her career, she danced, modeled and acted in India, France, England and California. She appeared in Hollywood movies and on television before landing a job with UniTel in the 1960s, establishing TV stations in India. “I was playing with life,” she says. “There was so much to do and so little time to do it.”
Porchon-Lynch has taught yoga since the 1970s and certified 400 other teachers. Until recently, she was able to suspend herself by her hands in the full-lotus and peacock positions before she broke her wrist. She’s still a competitive ballroom dancer, despite undergoing hip replacement five years ago. “I’m not going to give up,” Porchon-Lynch says. “I’m going to dance and do yoga for as long as I live.”
By Aaron Smith, CNNMoney.com staff writer
Click here to view the video of this remarkable woman: