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Well did you watch the Opening Ceremony for the Paralympics?

on August 30, 2012

Were you one of the One Billion people who tuned in?

I was and I have to say that I was blown away again. I think there’ll be  tears from me once more.  The athletes are tremendous as they have had to train so hard to get where they are. I’m not sure I could be as strong. The sheer determination is obvious to all. 

I particularly love this story from The Sun.

A WOMAN who lost her legs in the 7/7 terror attacks last night spoke of her joy at being picked to represent Britain in the 2012 Paralympics.

And Martine Wright revealed that by a cruel twist of fate she was only on a Tube train that was blown up because she had spent the previous night celebrating London winning its Olympic bid.

In a moving interview Martine, 39, who will be part of Team GB’s sitting volleyball team, told The Sun: “I feel like I am meant to do this.

“If you had told me six years ago, when I was struggling to even sit up in bed, that one day I would be an elite sportswoman about to represent my country at the biggest sporting event on Earth — I would have thought you were off your rocker.”

Martine was on a Circle Line Tube train when fanatic Shehzad Tanweer detonated his bomb just outside Aldgate Station on July 7, 2005.

The fact that she thinks of this as her ‘fate’ just amazes me. She’s managed to turn a negative into a positive. Something she had to do, I guess. I’m not sure I could’ve. 

If I ever feel sorry for myself because I’m in pain I will think of Martine and give myself a good telling off.

I wish Good Luck to all concerned.