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I learned about #WilmaRudolph yesterday. For those who don't know her, she was an #Olympic gold medalist & first #American woman to win three gold medals in track and field at a single Olympics. However, her road to success was a rocky one... (1) #blackpride #MondayMotivaton
Born in 1940 as a premature baby, she was diagnosed with pneumonia, scarlet fever & infantile paralysis due to which she had braces on the left foot and could not walk. Doctors had no hope on her walking again. Even after she overcame polio.... (2) #blackpride #MondayMotivation
she had lost her leg strength & muscle, she could still barely move. With the help of her family, constant leg massages & physiotherapy, she eventually gained strength and movement. Coz she could not walk as a kid, she determined to... (3) #MondayMotivation #blackpride
turn to sports. She started playing basketball but lost many games in the beginning. With her motivation & determination, became better at her game, & was nominated as All-American in basketball during high school... (4) #blackpride #MondayMotivation
Later, she turned to track & field, proved to be a natural athlete & went on to bag several victories, becoming an Olympic champion. She was inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame & started an organization to help amateur track & field stars...(5) #blackpride #MondayMotivation
Lesson: If she or her family had lost hope on her recovery, if she succumbed to her medical conditions, failures, and had she not shown the determination & perseverance, she wouldn't have achieved that tremendous success & I wouldn't be here... (6) #blackpride #MondayMotivation
tweeting her very inspiring story. So, yeah, never lose hope. Even if it feels like the end of the world, only with hope, determination, & perseverance, we can achieve great things. ♥️ Enjoy your week everyone! Thanks for checking this out. (The end) #MondayMotivation
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