The thing which helps bring the Olympics into our living room is the “back stories”… the stories each individual athlete shares with the world regarding the triumphs and defeats in their personal lives while on their journey to represent their country. One of the stories that struck very close to my heart is the story about the double leg amputee runner, Oscar Pistorius, and his bid for Olympic gold in the men’s 400 and 4 x 400 meter events.
This story is amazing to me because my friend is a double leg amputee and he now has a son who became a double leg amputee just after his first birthday. The little boy’s name is Joshua, fondly nicknamed “JJ”, and he is becoming a celebrity in his own right as he begins his journey with the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
I cannot speak for the Olympic athlete, but I can say that JJ was truly blessed by God when he was given his specific set of birth parents. JJ’s mom and dad are truly gifted in ways that make them perfect to raise such a wonderful young boy.
I would highly encourage you check out “Team JJ’s” Facebook page by clicking on the first website I have listed below. If you also want to read about Oscar Pistorius’ bid for Olympic Gold, click on the second website.