Putin’s recent Blitzkrieg in Crimea almost overshadowed the importance and message of the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi. But the competition revealed unlimited possibilities. One short video helps celebrate and glorify the tremendous power and strength of these athletes.
The video is narrated by Russian native Natalia Vadianova, one of the most sought after international supermodels. She agreed to narrate it, because her sister has cerebral palsy.
Ms. Vadianova said that during her childhood in Russia, she and her family experienced a terrible stigma because of her sister’s disability.
“The real problem lies in the misguided perceptions and attitudes of society towards people with special needs, ” she said. “What I learned from some of my friends, Paralympians, is that even the biggest challenge can be an opportunity, and it is our choice to make the most.”
Important words and lessons for these challenging times.