‘Tis the season for sports (here in the U.S., it’s ALWAYS the season for sports), and the Olympics are fascinating us as much as they ever do. The races, the stories of the athletes, even the silly discussion about The Flying Squirrel’s hair. Eyes around the globe are focused on screens of all sizes — iGadgets, laptops, desktops. Some (those of us in the “old school”) even wait for the evening NBC broadcast, despite knowing the outcomes of the various competitions.
But once these five rings disappear and the athletes pack up their medals and head for the airport, what happens next?
Here’s what happened to Shannon Miller, one of the gold medal winners from the 1996 Olympics, and one of the “Magnificent Seven.” The link to this site was sent to me by a reader of my posts, and I told her I’d do the favor of posting it here. It’s a short interview with Miller – won’t take but a couple minutes to read. But its message should resonate with you for a long time. A gold-medal Olympic athlete (so damn young and so very healthy!) compares her experience with ovarian cancer to her training for the Olympics.
Here’s to all of us, athlete or otherwise, who have gone the distance with cancer — all of us worthy of our own gold medal.