I do a talk at the hospital every month, as part of PARTY (http://partyprogram.com), to help kids make the right choices. That’s the core element of what I share about – choice. I ask the kids that the next time they’re faced with something new, and they hesitate, to ask themselves this: Is this something that I can’t do, or won’t.
I’m permanently disabled because of the wrong choice that someone made. I can’t swim as I used to, I can’t ride a conventional bicycle, and I can’t run as I used to. But, while doing something as I used to isn’t possible anymore, when faced doing it, I choose to find alternate ways. Swimming is something that I think will be impossible, because drowning is a likely result, however, the others can be adapted. It’s not likely possible that I’ll do a triathlon again, but I could do a duathlon.