The man in the picture

For those wondering about the significance of the picture at the top of the page, it’s a dear friend of mine, a man who has been battling a brain injury for some years and improving all the time. While going through group rehab, others in the class were asked their goals. Remember here that my friend and others were experiencing terrible difficulties in basic bodily movements, coordination and physical control and were unable to do many things without help. As a result, many listed goals like being able to dress themselves unassisted.

My friend? He didn’t bother with basic things. He announced that he was going to run a distance of about 40km in the South Island of New Zealand.

That’s him on the right.

Never tell me that the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon. Go Phil, you will always be my hero.

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