Believe it or not, I’ve been told by people who are athletes that they would kill themselves if they were ever seriously injured and forced to be in a wheelchair because they could no longer participate in this or that sport. In 2008, 23 year old rugby player Daniel James actually did just that. That was also the subject of the 2005 Oscar winner for Best Picture, Million Dollar Baby.
Yes, it takes a lot of hard work (does it not when you’re able bodied?), no one bounces back right away from a traumatic injury. But, you’re only really “limited” by your own lack of imagination, determination and ingenuity.
Life with a disability is not as awful as you might think. Trust me.
It would be really nice if these games were broadcast live for all to see.