Secret Service Agent Paralyzed in NH Crash Set to Run in the Boston Marathon
We live in a crazy world, and everywhere I turn it's nothing but negative news. It can be depressing.
So I'm gonna focus my energy on "THE GOOD STUFF," like how the legendary Boston Marathon is happening on Monday and, according to WMUR, among the thousands of runners will be a secret agent who is taking on a challenge he never thought he'd see.
Three years ago Agent Garrett Fitzgerald was paralyzed from a crash he was in while on duty in New Hampshire.
For four days a week for nearly three years, Fitzgerald has been rehabilitating at Journey Forward in Canton, the news station stated, and the workouts are extremely difficult.
Speaking of Journey Forward, the founder has defied the odds himself. According to WMUR, founder Dan Cummings was paralyzed 19 years ago in a diving accident and made a promise to himself that he was going to walk again. After years of intense exercise, the news station reported, he finally walked out of the exercise facility with a walker. Doctors told him he would never walk again.
WMUR stated that Fitzgerald will be running in a chair, which he says is very bumpy and that you feel everything, but it's all for a great cause.
What an inspiration these two are. The great Babe Ruth once said, "You just can't beat the person who never gives up!"
Good luck to all the runners on Monday.