Sometimes we really take our lives for granted and sometimes we even complain about things that really aren’t that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things.
There are so many people who suffer from illnesses or disease, or are born with abnormalities that really make you put things into perspective; especially when they are your loved ones.
And sometimes those less fortunate inspiringly persevere. That’s why you have to watch this incredible young man who has no arms do the most extraordinary thing imaginable.
Anytime you watch the Special Olympics it really puts things into perspective, or at least it should.
Some of them had tragedy in their lives but others were flat-out born that way. Yet, the inspiring part is that they still want to conquer over their disability.
The Special Olympics literally runs the gamut of those who are less fortunate than a lot of people in civilized society and watching those games when they occur can both be simultaneously heartbreaking and also inspiring.
That’s what a young man just did in a new viral video (not the Special Olympics).
That young man’s name is Tim who attends the NubAbility Athletics Camp in Du Quoin, Illinois and he succeeded jumping onto a 20-inch box without any help (although there were two guys on both sides in case anything happened).
It took him four times and the first three times were a little hard to watch because it ran the gamut of defeat followed by perseverance and tenacity (especially on the third time). It was the very definition of resilience.
And it might be the most heartwarming thing you have ever seen.
This is so powerful.
He overcame his fear and landed the 20-inch box jump 👏
— ESPN (@espn) July 23, 2019
The foundation said about him, “ATTABOY TIMMY!! CLEAR your mind of CAN’T. You can do what you train to do. You might have to work harder, train longer, practice more and do it differently than others, but you CAN DO whatever you set your mind out to do. Don’t listen to the doubters. Find the mentors. The been there, done ‘thatters.’ Know that you are going to fall more. Sweat more. Dedicate more. Know that you were made for MORE. Whatever your circumstance, whatever your difference, you were MADE for the GREATNESS God put in your heart.”
It really doesn’t get more heartwarming than that.
Tim landed that fourth one so hard and the emotion in that room certainly shines through the video into us.
This non-profit organization, the NubAbility Athletics Foundation, specifically focuses on to “encourage, inspire, instruct limb different youth (congenital or traumatic amputees) by getting them out of the stands, off the bench and into mainstream sports. Imagine the power of having a mentor who looks like you.”
That’s their mission statement.
If you have it in your heart, it would be wise to donate whatever you can to an organization like this because it goes without saying their life is hard as it is, but this moment was probably the world to Tim.