Aging Expectations

Are You This Passionate?

achilleslogoDon’t you love passionate people?

People who wake up and jump out of bed with one thing on their mind? Their passion.

People who won’t let anything stop them?

People who reach success just from the sheer action they take?

I do…

My friend Melissa is one of those people. Her passion is…

Running!

She runs all the time. She has probably run more miles than I’ve driven. Seriously! How she finds time to run with a husband, two small boys and a full-time job outside her home is unbelievable. But even more unbelievable is…

She recently started the Philadelphia Chapter of The Achilles Organization. Their mission is to:

…enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self esteem, and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life.

As an example, she will run with a blind person tethered to her so that they can run outside and train for marathons together. A-mazing, right?

Here’s their (hot off the presses) promotional video. Please check it out!

Melissa is an inspiration and so are all the people in the organization (those with disabilities and those who volunteer)!

If you’d like to contribute your time (or money) you can contact Melissa through their website, PhillyAchilles.com or via email at president@phillyachilles.com or on Twitter¬†or on Facebook.

Now, get off the couch and follow your passion!

 

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