Wednesday, August 24, 2005

When Is an Athlete a Genuine Hero?

Yesterday, 33-year old Hilary Lister took six hours to sail her boat, the Malin, across the English Channel, one of the world's busiest and most dangerous shipping lanes. And oh, by the way, Hilary is a quadriplegic, a woman whose achievement was earned despite her being able to only move her head, eyes and mouth.

"I want to get able-bodied people to rethink their views about the disabled," said Hilary.

Mission accomplished...and then some! Congratulations, Hilary.