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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Borrowed time: Van Dyken and us

Craig Rehab   (Photo by Jeffrey Beall)
It’s one thing to be a celebrity, and quite another to be a heroine.

Olympic gold-medal swimmer Amy Van Dyken is now both, ironically due to a physical paralysis.

Jonna Lorenz of Newsmax reports that Van Dyken “severed her spinal cord… after an ATV accident this summer.”

She is not only “determined to walk again,” but has also gained a whole new perspective on life.

Van Dyken now realizes that she (and we) are on “borrowed time,” and sees the preciousness and fragility of life on this planet.

As a result, she has gained an “increased appreciation” for time spent with friends and family.  Van Dyken explains:  My life, and its meaning have changed dramatically.

Sometimes “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” bring forth the hero within.  
Why not short-circuit some of the angst by beginning life’s heroic journey right here and now?


Copyright December 25, 2014 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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